News Archives

News Archives 2019

Keep up to date with teach.NSW

30 January 2019

Remember to check JobFeed and our website regularly throughout the year, plus follow teach.NSW on social media to stay up to date on great opportunities with the largest employer of teachers in Australia - one that serves more than 810,000 students.

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NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships

30 January 2019

Facilitating a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten is the job of many teachers, and for Kris Graham, a recipient of a NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship, it was an area she was very keen to explore more deeply.

‘Being awarded the 2016 Premier’s Early Childhood Education Council Early Childhood Scholarship provided a unique opportunity for me to learn from experts nationally and internationally, and experience first-hand the amazing work being conducted by other educators,’Kris told us.

Kris now enjoys the benefits that the scholarship provided her, and that in turn benefits her students. She says the best aspect was ` … being given time and funds to explore and learn about an area of passion for my career.

The NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships open on 11 February 2019. Be notified when the scholarships open by subscribing to our free email alert service.

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Be part of something bigger

27 February 2019

Teaching with the NSW Department of Education means you belong to a network of creative, innovative and experienced professionals who are change makers within our community. Working for the largest education system in Australia means you will have outstanding opportunities for growth and development in your career.

#GreatPlaceToWork #teachNSW

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Living and working in rural NSW

20 February 2019

Stacey, a primary teacher from Coonamble Public School, knows first-hand the opportunities and benefits that come with working in a rural or remote NSW public school, such as a 70% rental subsidy, the Rural Teacher Incentive and many more. If you’re thinking of applying for rural or remote positions, make sure you check out the great incentives available on our benefits and incentives page.

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Sign up for a careers in teaching VC

06 February 2019

Do you know senior students who have what it takes to become a teacher in a NSW public school? Support them by booking a 30 minute careers in teaching videoconference today!

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Welcome back western division schools!

06 February 2019

Welcome back to teachers and other staff members in western division NSW public schools. We hope you enjoyed the extra week’s break.

For others considering a new adventure, check out the benefits and incentives available to teachers in rural and remote NSW public schools. Have a look at the job opportunities this week and see how far teach.Rural can take you.

Benefits and incentives >>

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Starting out as a casual teacher

27 March 2019

On gaining your approval to teach in NSW public schools it is likely you will explore opportunities to work as a casual teacher.

Casual teaching can be a great way to start your teaching career. It offers variety and flexibility, plus it gives you the opportunity to grow your professional network while you gain valuable teaching experience.

The NSW Department of Education has teamed up with ClassCover to connect you to hundreds of NSW public schools. You may also approach your local public schools directly with your resume to advise them that you are available for casual teaching positions.

Don’t forget to complete the department’s mandatory anaphylaxis and e-emergency care training modules before you begin.

Here’s one teacher’s perspective on the benefits of casual teaching:

‘I began my teaching journey as a casual teacher and it was a great way to gain experience in teaching multiple grades across many schools whilst remaining under the one employer. Take casual teaching seriously - it opened the door to full-time work for me and could for you too,’ says Kayla.

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Put yourself in the picture!

27 March 2019

Applications for scholarship-funded study tours in 2020 are now open! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to travel in Australia or overseas and explore your teaching subject area.
Applications will close 28 April 2019.

Find out more and apply! >>

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Teach agriculture at Narrabri High School

17 April 2019

Are you ready to make the move to the north west and call Narrabri your new home? Narrabri is an agricultural centre rich both in cotton and wheat. Agriculture studies run from Years 7 to 12 and the school also runs a very successful primary industry program.

The school builds on existing relationships with local industry and business, giving students enhanced access to vocational education offerings. You can be a part of the exciting opportunities at Narrabri High School, plus you may be eligible for a one-off $10,000 appointment bonus.Successful applicants should have approval and/or willingness to teach agriculture
years 7 – 12 as well as an approval to teach or preparedness to undertake VET teacher training in VPG – Primary Industries General Agriculture.

Mountains

I moved here in 1987, and I still call it home.'

Dinos Charalambous – School Principal – Narrabri High School

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Teach and make Brewarrina your home

10 April 2019

Video Transcript

Set on the Barwon-Darling River in northern NSW, the Brewarrina area boasts a laid back lifestyle and friendly community. Brewarrina Central School is the heart of the community offering excellent career opportunities for teachers as well as a 90% rental subsidy for both permanent and temporary positions.

See how far teach.Rural can take you – view the 33 destination profiles, including Brewarrina, and find out about the benefits and incentives that await you.

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Michael’s regional teaching journey

29 May 2019

Last week we heard from Michael, our teach.NSW Senior Education Officer, about how he started his regional teaching journey. This week, Michael talks about how technology aids his teaching practice.

When I started my teaching journey in regional NSW, I was worried that I wouldn’t have access to the same teaching tools and technologies that I had access to in metropolitan Sydney. I knew that students in country NSW also needed to be prepared for tomorrow’s world. I embedded digitally rich resources and technologies into our classroom curriculum so they could excel and flourish in the economies of the future.

Consequently, I took advantage of the free access to Google’s G Suite for Education provided by the NSW Department of Education, just one example of the easy, practical digital solutions that can aid your time working in regional NSW.

With its user friendly interface, G Suite quickly became a hub of how I organised my classroom activities. It was easy to set up and manage my classroom through the staff portal. I could customise my classroom to meet the learning needs of my students and add them using their @education.nsw.gov.au emails.

With the ability to work seamlessly across devices, G Suite allowed my students to collaborate and work on activities in the classroom and continue working on assigned activities at home. This meant that despite the geographical distance we were from Sydney, learning continued to be as equitable as possible.

With access to the suite of digital tools and resources available to teachers throughout NSW public schools, teaching in rural and remote locations has never been easier.

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Michael’s regional NSW teaching story

22 May 2019

Michael Lambe is a new Senior Education Officer representing teach.NSW in 2019. Here we find out how Michael, born and raised in the city, came to start his teaching career in the regional centre of Griffith.

It was in the final week of my final practical placement that the reality of needing to find work began to loom large.

To be honest, although I always knew, as many of us do, that I wanted to be a teacher, I didn’t have a clear path mapped out for my career… I was so full of enthusiasm and optimism, but with no real steps in place to achieve my goals.

So there I was, ready to change the world with no real clue how I was going to do it, when a text message notification appeared on my phone. It was from the Head Teacher of English at Griffith High School, where I had completed a regional prac several months earlier, offering me work for the remainder of the year. Overwhelmed, I didn’t know how to react, on one hand I was excited and grateful for the opportunity, on the other, anxious and apprehensive.

I worried about all the obvious things - leaving my friends behind, not knowing anyone … What if it all turns out to be a huge mistake and a zombie apocalypse happens while I’m out there?

Naturally, I raised these concerns with my family and friends, but in the end I decided to jump in and just do it.

I finished my practical placement on Thursday, packed the car, did the drive and was teaching in Griffith the following Monday. That was over four years ago.

It turned out that the experiences I was given at Griffith High School established my teaching practice and gave me opportunities I would be waiting years for in a metropolitan school. If not for this experience, I would never have been given the opportunity to be in my current role at this stage of my career.

During my time in regional NSW, I was fortunate enough to learn from and be mentored by an amazing group of teachers with years of experience and curriculum knowledge. Teachers who I now proudly call friends for life and people I still keep in regular contact with. I was given the privilege to become a Year Advisor and support a wonderful year group and their families. I was given the opportunity to be a relieving Head Teacher and most importantly I was able to have an impact.

Moving to Griffith was one of the hardest decisions I had to make, but leaving Griffith was even harder. However, one of the great things about working for such a large education system is that great new opportunities present themselves.

In my current role as a Senior Education Officer with teach.NSW, I get to travel across NSW promoting the values of NSW public education and why there is no other job in the world that is as amazing as being a teacher.

I don’t know where the next stop on my journey will be but I am excited to see what the rest of my adventure is going to look like. My name is Michael Lambe and I am a teacher. I make a difference in NSW public education.

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Enjoy the best of both worlds

15 May 2019

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The Wagga Wagga area, on the Murrumbidgee River, is the hub of the Riverina region. Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a relaxed lifestyle and access to excellent amenities, vibrant culture and fantastic schools.

Boree Creek Public School is right on your doorstep and offers a real family feel within the school, whilst providing you with excellent incentives and benefits such as a 50% rental subsidy.

Find out more about the Wagga Wagga area and what incentives and benefits are on offer in rural and remote NSW.

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Scholarship email alert!

15 May 2019

Do you know any HSC students, family members or friends interested in teaching as a career? The NSW Department of Education offers a range of scholarship programs for pre-service teacher education students, each with the guarantee of a permanent teaching position.

Encourage them to sign up for an email alert today and get notified when applications open.

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Join something special

01 May 2019

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NSW public schools in rural and remote locations are as unique and diverse as the communities they serve and the students they educate.

Hear principals speak first-hand about the opportunities that teaching in a rural or remote school can offer. Develop your teaching skills, enhance your leadership capabilities, and enjoy a range of financial incentives and professional benefits.

Choose rural and join something special when you apply for a position in a remote or rural location.

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Teach and make Coonamble your home

26 June 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Nestled on the Castlereagh River in north–west NSW, Coonamble could very quickly become your new home away from home – just like it did for Jess.

Boasting a mix of excellent services and facilities in an idyllic bush setting, Coonamble really does have it all. Immerse yourself in the local culture, get involved in one of the many local sports teams, or enjoy the emerging food lover’s culture in the town. All whilst working at one of the fantastic NSW public schools within the region. You could be rewarded with a rental subsidy of up to 90% and a Rural Teacher Incentive of up to $25,000.

Find out more about the Coonamble area and what benefits and incentives are on offer in rural and remote NSW.

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Claudia's rural experience

19 June 2019

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Claudia Rawat from Model Farms High School is experiencing a short-term change in lifestyle at Balranald Central School in the State’s south west with the Rural Experience Program.

‘When I came here on my first drive I saw emus and kangaroos, and I thought wow that’s amazing, look at that!’

The locals are more offhand about the local wildlife but for Claudia, it’s one of the fascinating things about her tree change.

I’m a city person, so I still go ‘Wow!!’ she laughs.

Principal of Balranald Central School, Gus Comi, believes the school benefits greatly from Claudia’s input into the school.

‘Having Claudia here as part of the Rural Experience Program has been wonderful for the school. She has added another dimension to the school in the learning support area.’

Placements commencing Term 1 2020 are open now and close Sunday 28 July. Check-out what’s on offer for 2020 by visiting the Rural Experience Program web page.

For more information and to see the placements available go to the Rural Experience Program webpage.

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Opportunities in Dubbo

12 June 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

In the heart of the Great Western Plains region, Dubbo offers a quality lifestyle, affordable housing and excellent career opportunities. The thriving regional city provides the best of both worlds – the amenities and convenience of city living with the relaxed lifestyle that country living offers.

An exciting Executive Principal opportunity awaits at Dubbo College - a three-campus collegiate, serving approximately 1850 students. Working across the three campuses, the Executive Principal will work with well-resourced facilities, an outstanding teaching team, a diverse range of students and a supportive community.

Watch the video above to see what Dubbo has to offer – it might just surprise you!

Executive Principal position

Other opportunities in Dubbo include:

Teacher Dubbo College Delroy Campus Years 7 - 10 (Full Time).
Approval to teach as a generalist teacher and/or willingness to teach as a generalist teacher (years 7 - 10). 17/06/2019 - 20/12/2019.
Email Shane Groen or phone 02 6882 7955. Map

Teacher Dubbo College Delroy Campus Years 7 - 10 (Full Time).
Approval and/or willingness to teach students with mild to moderate intellectual disability (years 7 - 10). 17/06/2019 - 20/12/2019.
Email Shane Groen or phone 02 6882 7955. Map

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Experience the lifestyle!

05 June 2019

Rural Experience Program

Shay O’Day from Thirroul Public School, a suburban coastal school near Wollongong, took an opportunity through the Rural Experience Program to teach in one of 155 host schools located in rural and remote NSW.

‘I floated the idea with my family (my husband and two girls, 8 and 10) and we decided that it would be a great opportunity for the whole family to take a gap year from our regular lives in order to experience rural lives.’

Shay and her young family have settled in Narrendera, a beautiful town on the Murrumbidgeein the Riverina area of NSW, until the end of this year.

‘The staff at the school have made sure I feel settled and welcome, they’re great! I have been for meals with them and even joined their social volley-ball team. The kids have made some lovely new friends and are still connecting with their friends at home.

‘We are fortunate enough to be on a bit of land just out of town in a beautiful house with a horse and 8 sheep, so we are getting a true (or at least pretend) feel for farm life. I can definitely see the attraction a tree-change can bring.’

Rural Experience Program placements, commencing Term 1 2020, are now open. Applications close Sunday 28 July.

‘Don’t hesitate! It is a fantastic opportunity to experience an entirely different school and life setting. I’m struggling to see why you wouldn’t apply!’

Visit the Rural Experience Program webpage and for more information or email:ruralexperience@det.nsw.edu.au

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A fantastic teaching journey

31 July 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

The department’s teach.Rural Scholarships for HSC and university students offer exciting financial benefits as well as the guarantee of a permanent teaching position on successful completion of studies!

Previous teach.Rural Scholarship recipient Jess Solomon had a fantastic experience as a NSW Department of Education scholar and is now settled into life in rural NSW, where she teaches TAS and Maths at Coonamble High School.

Hear more about Jess’ journey in the video!

Help us spread the word to future teachers and help kick-start their teaching career in a rural or remote NSW public school with a teach.Rural Scholarship. Applications are now open so don’t delay!

Find out more! >>

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Scholarships now open!

24 July 2019

Principals, teachers and careers advisers, do you know talented HSC students who would make great future teachers? If so, you can support the NSW Department of Education’s vision of being the best education system in Australia, by encouraging them to apply for a scholarship for future teachers.

The scholarship programs offer a range of benefits, including financial support during studies and a guaranteed permanent teaching position in a NSW public school on successful completion.

The scholarship programs for future teachers include:

Applications are now open.

Current teachers, if you are considering retraining opportunities, find out more about the STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics, now also open.

Other great programs are also available through the enhance your career section of the teach.NSW website.

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Facebook Live

24 July 2019

Facebook Live 5pm - 31 July

Join the teach.NSW team as we chat LIVE about the NSW Department of Education’s future teacher scholarship programs. This is your chance to ask about scholarship opportunities and find out more about the benefits of working as a teacher in NSW public schools.

For more information on our 2020 scholarship offerings, visit: www.teach.nsw.edu.au/getpaidtostudy

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STEM Scholarships opening soon

17 July 2019

STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics

Are you passionate about STEM education? Or do you know a teacher who is? Great news - 2020 STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics are opening soon.

As part of the Government’s commitment to STEM education, permanently approved NSW public school teachers can enhance their career by retraining in either mathematics or science. Eligible permanent, temporary and casual teachers will receive financial assistance during their studies and a guaranteed permanent position in a NSW public school on successful completion.

Subscribe to an email alert to be notified about key dates and receive additional information when the scholarships open.

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School Counsellor Sponsorships now open

03 July 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

As a school teacher, Steve was able to see firsthand the great impact that school counsellors made in students’ lives. The role appealed to him as interesting, unique and something that would enable him to combine his passion for student welfare with his love of working in a school environment. So, when he saw the department offered opportunities for current teachers to retrain in this field he knew he had to apply!

Steve was successful in his application for a School Counsellor Sponsorship and is now pursuing his dream of being a school counsellor in a NSW public school. Hear his story about how the department has supported him throughout his training and how you too can apply for the 2020 intake of the School Counsellor Sponsorship program.

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STEM Scholarships closing

28 August 2019

STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics today before it’s too late! Scholarship close this Friday 30 August.

There are 80 opportunities to enhance your teaching career and retrain as a science or mathematics teacher. But be quick. Apply for a STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics today before it’s too late! Scholarships close this Friday 30 August.Apply now!

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Pre-service scholarships closing

28 August 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Make sure your students don’t miss out on kick starting their teaching careers in NSW public schools. Scholarships for future teachers, including our Teacher Education Scholarships, Teacher Education Scholarships – Aboriginal and teach.Rural Scholarships, close in just two days!

Find out more and apply now!

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Join our mob – apply for a scholarship!

21 August 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

It’s time you make the dream a reality and become a teacher in a NSW public school.

Teacher Education Scholarships – Aboriginal are open to all subject areas and NSW public school locations. The scholarship offers financial support while you study and a guaranteed teaching position upon completion of your degree.

Apply now!

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Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship

21 August 2019

Video transcript

We have great news for permanent, temporary and casual teachers in NSW public schools. The NSW Department of Education has just launched an Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship supporting teachers and school leaders to undertake a masters degree in inclusive or special education.

Teachers across New South Wales, in mainstream schools and specialist settings, are working with students with disability to achieve remarkable outcomes. The Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship is designed to further equip our teachers and school leaders with the skills, capability and confidence to support the diverse needs of students in classrooms today.

This is an incredible professional development opportunity for eligible permanent teachers who will be able to study whilst remaining in their current position. Approved casual and temporary staff are also eligible to apply, receiving a permanent teaching position upon successful completion of their studies.

Inclusive Practice in Education scholars receive up to $23,000 towards their degree, study leave provisions and the opportunity to connect with an alumni community.

Applications for the Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship close 27 September 2019. But why wait? Find out more and apply now!

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Leadership opportunity in Dubbo

14 August 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

In the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley, Dubbo is a thriving and dynamic regional city with a total catchment population of 120,000. Lower congestion than urban areas, more affordable real estate and general cost of living combine to make Dubbo a great place to work and live.

Dubbo College is a multi-campus secondary college providing enhanced educational opportunities for approximately 1,850 students. The College is made up of three campuses - Senior Campus (11-12), Delroy Campus (7-10) and South Campus (7-10) - and offers a wide range of subjects, with Senior being one of the largest providers of Stage 6 in Western NSW.

Focusing on student outcomes in an environment of inclusion, excellence and support, the campuses of Dubbo College have established a reputation for providing high level opportunities for all. The College is committed to supporting students to develop the skills they require to thrive in a complex and dynamic society.

Become an important part of the Dubbo community today as Executive Principal.

Apply now!

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Great retraining opportunities

14 August 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

It is an exciting time to become a science or mathematics teacher in a NSW public school, with up to 80 STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics on offer for study commencing in 2020. Retrain to become a science or mathematics teacher and be guaranteed a permanent teaching position.

Apply now!

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Opportunities in Griffith

7 August 2019

The new Murrumbidgee Regional High School in Griffith is seeking five teachers to fulfil extended temporary contracts for up to two years. This is a great opportunity for interested teachers to be part of the foundation of the new school.

Commencing in January this year, Murrumbidgee Regional High School combines the facilities and resources of the former Griffith and Wade High Schools. With a focus on delivering an innovative and dynamic learning culture, Murrumbidgee Regional High School is committed to supporting students to develop the skills they require to thrive in a complex and dynamic society.

There is a strong emphasis on learning and career pathways with a focus on hospitality, engineering, agriculture and tourism to meet the growing employment opportunities in Griffith.

The new school is scheduled for a $25 million future focused building upgrade commencing in Term 4 this year.

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for individual positions: Classroom teacher – English; Classroom teacher – Science (2 positions available); PDHPE teacher; and Classroom teacher - Special Education

Please apply in writing to the Executive Principal Mr Peter King via email at peter.p.king@det.nsw.edu.au

For further information in relation to these positions please contact the school on T: 6962 4022

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14 August 2019.

Teacher Murrumbidgee Regional High School Years 7 - 12 (Full Time).
Approval to teach English (years 7 - 12). 27/08/2019 - 17/12/2021.
Email Peter King or phone 02 6962 4022. Map | Town Profile

Teacher Murrumbidgee Regional High School Years 7 - 12 (Full Time).
Approval to teach PD/health/PE (years 7 - 12). 27/08/2019 - 17/12/2021.
Email Peter King or phone 02 6962 4022. Map | Town Profile

Teacher (2x positions) Murrumbidgee Regional High School Years 7 - 12 (Full Time).
Approval to teach science (years 7 - 12). 27/08/2019 - 17/12/2021.
Email Peter King or phone 02 6962 4022. Map | Town Profile

Teacher Murrumbidgee Regional High School Years 7 - 12 (Full Time).
Approval to teach special education (years 7 - 12). 27/08/2019 - 17/12/2021.
Email Peter King or phone 02 6962 4022. Map | Town Profile

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teach.MathsNOW Scholarships now open

7 August 2019

teachMathsNOW Scholarships

Do you know someone who would make a great mathematics teacher? The department’s new teach.MathsNOW Scholarships offer industry professionals and current university students the opportunity to change career paths to become mathematics teachers in NSW public schools.

The scholarships offer a great range of financial benefits plus a guaranteed permanent position in a NSW public school on successful completion of studies. Most importantly, they offer the opportunity to undertake a new career that can make a real difference in the future of our students and the community.

Find out more!

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Join our mob!

7 August 2019

Teacher Education Scholarships -Aboriginal

Join our mob! Teacher Education Scholarships – Aboriginal are now open. Spread the word to those who will make great future teachers!

With 80 scholarships on offer, the Teacher Education Scholarship – Aboriginal offers Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders $5,000 per year of full-time study, a $3,000 appointment allowance and a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school upon successful completion of studies.

For more information on the range of scholarships available to future teachers, visit the teach.NSW website. Hurry, applications close 30 August 2019.

Find out more and apply!

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News Archives 2018

Explore Lightning Ridge-Walgett area

31 January 2018

Northern NSW is a hidden gem. The Lightning Ridge and Walgett area is located west of Moree and close to the Queensland border. Schools in the area are dedicated to the delivery of quality learning and play a key role in the local community. If you are considering a move to rural NSW you will find very affordable housing, social activities and a welcoming atmosphere.

Working in one of the local schools, you could be eligible for a rental subsidy of 90 per cent plus a range of other benefits and incentives.

See what all the fuss is about! >>

Explore more! >>

You can also sign up to receive an email alerting you to new benefits and incentives as they are released from January 2018.

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You spoke, we listened!

31 January 2018

Teach.NSW news is undergoing a makeover based on your feedback. Less clutter, more news, and more frequent delivery.

Our newly revamped teach.NSW news will be delivered to your inbox every month starting with our first edition on Thursday 15 February. Sign-up today for teach.NSW news.

Subscribe to teach.NSW news! >>

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Teaching opportunities in Western NSW

24 January 2018

Why not start 2018 with an adventure in the west? You could pick up a great career opportunity and receive a range of benefits and incentives whilst you enjoy all the breathtaking variety of landscapes and activities on offer.

There are three teaching positions available at Willyama High School has three job opportunities available this week. This proud high school is located in bustling Broken Hill with access to many services and facilities including art galleries, great sporting facilities and its own airport. Your move to the west could be made more affordable with a rental subsidy of 70%.

Make your adventure a reality and find out more on the unique destinations in the west of the state.

Explore more >>

You can also sign up to receive an email alerting you to new benefits and incentives as they are released from January 2018.

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Eddie Woo's Australia Day Address

24 January 2018

Eddie Woo, our much loved and famous teach.NSW Ambassador and a 2018 NSW Australian of the Year nominee, delivered an inspirational Australia Day Address this week at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Eddie has shown millions of people around the world how mathematics is an accessible and creative subject through sharing his class lessons on his increasingly popular Wootube channel.

“Seeing them grow - in their knowledge and skill, in their understanding of the world and in their realisation of what they themselves were capable of - was an immense source of joy that’s still the reason why I love teaching today.”

“The main thing I love about teaching mathematics to my students isn’t the subject itself, though there’s plenty to love about it. The main thing I love is that through learning mathematics, each student becomes a different person and their character grows.”
Eddie Woo, Head Teacher Mathematics, Cherrybrook Technology High School.

Sign up for an email alert! >>

If you’re interested in a career teaching mathematics in NSW public schools, sign up to our Scholarship Programs’alert me email service and be notified when applications open.

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Explore southern inland NSW

17 January 2018

From the alpine landscapes of the Snowy Valleys to the picturesque Murray and Riverina regions, inland southern NSW is a fantastic lifestyle destination for those who enjoy being active in the great outdoors. Not only is it a great place to live but you can also fast track your career and enjoy a range of benefits and incentives in a rural or remote NSW public school.

Discover the benefits and incentives available to you in inland southern NSW and other great rural and remote areas. How far can teach.Rural take you?

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You can also sign up to receive an email alerting you of some of the new benefits and incentives to be released this month.

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Ways you can connect with us

17 January 2018

Choose your favourite social media channel to connect with us, or all choose all of them! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, connect with us on LinkedIn or watch us on Youtube.

You can also share your teaching journey with us by tagging #teachnsw to all of your posts.

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Teaching opportunities in Broken Hill

10 January 2018

Considering a move to a rural community but still want all the comforts of a small city? Broken Hill is the place for you. This vibrant and culturally rich city has so much to offer in the way of schools and lifestyle. With its welcoming community of teachers, you’ll feel right at home in no time.

Temporary teaching positions are currently available for 2018 at Broken Hill High School and Willyama High School for teachers with current approval to teach in NSW public schools including a current Working with Children Check clearance.

To express interest in these temporary teaching opportunities and be part of an exciting and vibrant school and community please contact the principal via email and enclose your CV.

Broken Hill High School - Ross Mackay
Willyama High School - Grant Shepherd

Temporary positions - Broken Hill area

Links to full descriptions can be found in the Temporary teaching positions section below.

NEW benefits and incentives for temporary teachers in rural and remote NSW will be available soon. To be notified as they become available, sign up for an email alert.

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Explore inland northern NSW

28 February 2018

Inland northern NSW is home to historic towns, breathtaking landscapes, one of Australia’s oldest universities and a great range of public schools dedicated to quality teaching and learning.

Schools in this area are integral to their local communities and offer great opportunities for professional growth. They also offer a wide range of lifestyle benefits such as affordable housing and easy commutes to work.

Make your move to the inland north of NSW where you could be eligible for a rental subsidy of up to 90% plus a range of other great benefits and incentives!

Inland northern NSW schools in this week’s JobFeed include:

Sign up today to receive information directly to your inbox about rural and remote benefits.

Subscribe to email alerts >>

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New roles to support student learning

28 February 2018

You can make a difference to the delivery of education in NSW public schools as a Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Advisor, SEO 2. There are 50 positions available across NSW with up to 20 positions for secondary schools.

These positions have been created to support the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020 and provide professional learning and support for schools. The work location for all positions will be negotiated with successful candidates following the recruitment process.

If you’re ready to make your next rewarding career move and have a passion for and commitment to supporting professional learning, then apply now.

Apply now! >>

Applications for all roles close: 11:59pm Monday 5 March 2018

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New roles to support student learning

21 February 2018

You can make a difference to the delivery of education in NSW public schools as a Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Advisor, Senior Education Officer (SEO 2). There are 50 positions available across NSW with up to 20 positions for secondary schools.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the delivery and implementation of the state-wide Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020 in NSW public schools. As a Literacy and Numeracy Advisor, SEO2, you will lead professional learning and support to schools in collaboration with existing School Services teams.

The work location for all positions will be negotiated with successful candidates following the recruitment process.

If you’re ready to make your next rewarding career move and have a passion for and commitment to supporting professional learning, then apply now!

Applications for all roles close: 11:59pm Monday 5 March 2018

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Graduate Recruitment Program - Aboriginal initiative

21 February 2018

Are you a graduate interested in teaching in a school with significant Aboriginal student enrolments?

The NSW Department of Education is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal students through the employment of high achieving graduate teachers to work in schools with significant Aboriginal student enrolments (20% of enrolments or 20 or more students).

As part of your Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP) application you can select the option to indicate your interest in being considered for this initiative.

Once you have indicated your interest, you will need to email interviews@det.nsw.edu.au to request an extended personal suitability interview. You will also be required to prepare an additional eligibility and suitability criteria statement. The eligibility statement must address the five criteria for employment as a teacher in a school with significant Aboriginal student enrolments.

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Hear why you should consider a temporary teaching job in rural or remote NSW!

14 February 2018

We spoke to Rachel Phillis-Campbell at Deniliquin North Public School about her experiences as a temporary teacher in a rural NSW public school.

When considering where to live and work, Rachel needed somewhere that would suit her active family and that had great schools.

Deniliquin, like many rural towns in NSW, has access to a wide range of services and activities as well as schools with additional benefits and incentives on offer for temporary teachers making the move.

It was a perfect choice for Rachel.

‘The river is certainly a highlight, swimming beaches, fishing, camping, the wildlife and just appreciating the natural beauty of the river, even from my classroom.’

From 2018, temporary teachers in rural or remote schools may be eligible for:

  • Fast tracking temporary to permanent employment after 12 months
  • A recruitment bonus of $10,000 for selected advertised positions
  • An attractive 50% rental subsidy for four-point incentive schools

View our enhanced benefits and incentives and get ready for your next career move today!

Find out more! >>

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Great opportunities to lead public education

14 February 2018

8 great opportunities to lead and direct public education!

  • Director, Educational Leadership – 7 roles available (requisition number 00005Y4F)
  • Director, School Operations and Performance – 1 role available (requisition number 00005Y6B)

Are you a strategic and collaborative leader? Multiple outstanding opportunities to lead and advance the delivery of in NSW public schools, are currently on offer.

As Director, Educational Leadership your engaging style will build trusting and supportive relationships that actively encourage the continuous improvement of principals. Your influence and guidance will ensure that the work of schools is evidence-based and responsive, and is led by principals who are high-performing and empowered.

The Director, School Operations and Performance provides state wide leadership and strategic advice for the implementation of initiatives and reforms that are forward focused and responsive. As Director, you will be part of a collaborative, consultative executive team, working closely with the Deputy Secretary and Executive Directors in the development, implementation and review of strategies, systems and processes to achieve the department's strategic directions.

If you’re ready for your next career move then we want to hear from you!

Apply today! >>

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Job Spotlight - Director roles

7 February 2018

Are you a strategic and visionary leader? Multiple outstanding opportunities to contribute to the delivery of excellence in NSW public schools, are currently on offer.

  • Director, Educational Leadership – 7 roles available in multiple locations (Ref: 00005Y4F)

As Director, Educational Leadership your engaging style will build trusting and supportive relationships that actively encourage the continuous improvement of principals. Your influence and guidance will ensure that the work of schools is evidence-based and responsive, and is led by principals who are high-performing and empowered.

  • Director, School Operations and Performance – 1 role located in Parramatta (Ref: 00005Y6B)

The Director, School Operations and Performance provides state wide leadership and strategic advice for the implementation of initiatives and reforms that are forward focused and responsive. As Director, you will be part of a collaborative, consultative executive team, working closely with the Deputy Secretary and Executive Directors in the development, implementation and review of strategies, systems and processes to achieve the department's strategic directions.

If you’re ready for your next career move then we want to hear from you!

Apply today! >>

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Meet Kayla and Matthew, our new SEOs

7 February 2018

teach.NSW is pleased to introduce the two newest members of the team. Senior Education Officers Kayla Richardson, Classroom Teacher at Yagoona Public School and Matthew Jacobson, Principal at Lawson Public School, will work across social media, school videoconferences, live careers events and university presentations to attract high quality teachers to our great NSW public schools.

Matthew has been a principal for the last 15 years and has a broad experience of educational leadership. He specialises in building strong community partnerships with particular interests in social justice and futures learning.

Matthew will draw on his extensive leadership experiences to advise future teachers on how to maximise their employment opportunities. He has worked at many rural and remote NSW public schools and can give first hand advice on the positive impacts of teaching rural on his career progression.

Kayla, a highly dedicated public school teacher from south-western Sydney, looks forward to drawing on her more recent experiences gaining employment with the department to give future teachers expert advice about the department’s Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP).

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Rural life with city convenience

28 March 2018

Set against the Victorian border, the Sunraysia area is not your typical rural setting. A group of quaint townships dot the magnificent Murray River overlooking vineyards and orange trees. Just a short drive across the bridge sits the urban regional city of Mildura providing all the usual services of a metropolitan area. You really have the best of both worlds!

The schools in this area offer a range of career opportunities and 70% rental subsidy. We spoke to Natalie and Belinda who have both seen their careers benefit by relocating to the Sunraysia area.

'It was a big move, but I haven’t looked back.' – Belinda Gol Gol Public School

To see how far teach.Rural could take you, view 33 destination profiles, including Sunraysia and see which benefits and incentives you may be eligible for.

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We need your feedback

28 March 2018

The teach.NSW team are seeking your feedback. We’re asking for your help to improve JobFeed. By completing our survey you will help us to better understand your needs and how you use it.

From our previous surveys, data from our email management platform and web analytics we know that you find our service invaluable and you eagerly wait for it to be released each week. But we’d like to know more!

We’d like to know what you want to see in JobFeed in the future, and how we can make your experience easier, better – more useful.

Take the survey now! >>

Your feedback and suggestions provide insightful ideas and meaningful criticism. We promise to use the feedback we receive to improve the delivery and quality of our service to you.

The survey typically takes 5 minutes to complete and we thank you for your ongoing support.

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Premier’s Teacher Scholarships

21 March 2018

The NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships for 2019 are now open for applications.

There are 22 scholarships available, valued at $10,000 or $15,000 each, across a broad range of curriculum areas. The annual scholarships, awarded in the year prior to travel, are a great opportunity for permanent teachers to undertake a five-week study tour in Australia or overseas.

Applications close 11 May 2018 for study tours to be undertaken in the first half of 2019.

This year we’ve made it easier for you to apply with new scholarship categories, an online application form and targeted support on the application process including ‘how to’ guides.

Put yourself in the picture and get started on your application today!

Apply now! >>

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Valuing diversity and inclusion

21 March 2018

Harmony Day is a day we celebrate our cultural diversity and promote social inclusion within our community. The ongoing theme of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’. Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for all.

The NSW Department of Education is a proud champion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our workforce, made up of over 90,000 employees in schools and corporate offices across NSW, exemplifies inclusivity. For example:

  • Aboriginal employees represented 3.8 per cent of the workforce, exceeding the NSW Government benchmark of 2.6 per cent
  • the representation of people who chose to disclose a disability was 3.1 per cent
  • people whose first language spoken as a child was not English made up 11.1 per cent of the workforce
  • women held 52.8 per cent of senior roles.

* Figures taken from the 2017 department workforce profile data.

In celebration of Harmony Day 2018, we invite you to be part of our workforce and contribute to a workplace where everyone belongs.

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A five-minute drive to work!

14 March 2018

Natalie, Daniel and Belinda have very different stories, but each made the same big career decision to move to western NSW. Daniel and Natalie are now in school executive roles while Belinda secured a permanent teaching position to kick start her career in the west.

‘Moving rural definitely isn’t a different world, but if it was, I would say it’s better!’ says Natalie. `We’ve made so many friends out here.’

Belinda has also enjoyed fantastic advantages in the change. `My school’s a five-minute drive for me in the morning!’ she says. `The students are really interested in learning.’

`I should have done it ten years ago.’ says Daniel.

Moving rural appeals to enthusiastic and resilient teachers like Natalie, Daniel and Belinda who are looking for temporary or permanent positions in well-resourced, technology-rich schools.

How far will teach rural take you? The teach.NSW team has done the research for you, from school locations, to community directories, health services, and shopping and dining options.

No matter what stage of your teaching career you are in, whether you are looking for a new experience or enhanced career progression, western NSW is the ideal career destination.

Chose rural and you could be eligible for great financial benefits and incentives.

Hear from other teachers who have made the move and be inspired!

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Meet us at an event near you!

14 March 2018

The teach.NSW team is off to a flying start in 2018. During February alone we reached over 2600 university students in various stages of their teaching degrees at a range of events.

The students received information about the NSW Department of Education’s Graduate Recruitment Program, the great opportunities to live and teach in rural and remote locations and our latest round of scholarship offerings.

We will be attending many more events throughout the year, including in areas such as Bathurst, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and more. Visit our events page to view our calendar.

Don’t see an opportunity nearby? Then follow us on Facebook and get notified when we host our next round of Facebook Live Q&A sessions!

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Retrain to be a school counsellor!

07 March 2018

When Nicole began her teaching career, she soon discovered the welfare aspects of the work were her true passion.

‘So many kids just needed somebody to be on their side and to listen to them,’ says Nicole.

Having successfully gained entrance to retrain through the NSW Department of Education’s Metro School Counsellor Sponsorship Program, Nicole found that ` … the role gives me the best opportunity to be that person.’

Nicole is currently based at Thomas Reddall High School, providing counsellor support to schools in the Narellan/Camden area.

When asked what skills and attributes best suit those interested in becoming a school counsellor, she says, ‘The ability to be a good listener and communicator are key.  Successful school counsellors need to be flexible, open-minded and organised.’

Nicole has found the learning experience both challenging and rewarding. ‘This is an opportunity to learn and grow, both personally and professionally. You will learn with a group of like-minded people. Just do it!’

Sign up to be alerted by email when applications open for the School Counsellor Sponsorship programs!

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We’ve revamped our Events page!

07 March 2018

The teach.NSW events page has undergone a makeover! It is now a News and Events page. As the name suggests, you can now find the latest news from teach.NSW plus our upcoming events in one section of our website.

With a range of articles and tips for both current and future teachers, there will be an article in the teach.NSWnews section for you. For example, take a look at recent articles on how temporary teachers can fast track their careers, and our photography tips for teachers.

We also updated our events calendar to make it better suited to mobile devices, so it’s easier to know when we’re attending an event near you.

See the events calendar >>

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Have your say on JobFeed!

18 April 2018

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to complete our survey and have your say on JobFeed, there’s still time to do so!

Did you know that JobFeed has a huge base of over 69,000 email subscribers and 521,000 web page views per annum?

We use JobFeed to bring key information not only on current jobs, but on programs and opportunities, such as information on the benefits of living and working in rural and remote NSW, and enhancing careers through scholarship and sponsorship programs.

Through analytics and feedback we already know how much our readers value the weekly service - for example, our email open rates and click rates are always very high by industry standards - but we would like to know more!

Help us make JobFeed even better!

Take the survey now! >>

The survey typically takes 3 minutes to complete. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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Lead digital literacy in the Broken Hill region

18 April 2018

Picture primary students in the state’s far west creating code for robots. For Karen Canning, Principal at Burke Ward Public School it’s been a matter of taking up an opportunity to lead digital literacy in the Broken Hill area.

Through the Rural Experience Program, Karen has the opportunity to offer a teacher with high-level digital skills a short-term placement at her school.

'This teacher would play a critical role in taking our school from a stop start, intensive learning phase to embedding use of the latest available technologies across all learning activities.' says Karen.

‘It’s not just about shiny, pretty pieces of equipment for occasional use, we’re hoping to attract someone who can work with staff and students to keep us on track connecting new technologies with quality outcomes as a normal part of school life and particularly for critical and creative thinking'.

Find out more! >>

There are placements on offer covering a broad range of teaching and project areas, including literacy and numeracy, creative and performing arts and instructional leadership.

If you think you have what it takes see the Rural Experience Program to apply for this or 140 other placements.

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Small rural schools, big opportunities!

11 April 2018

Teachers are often pleasantly surprised to discover even greater career development opportunities in rural and remote schools than in their metropolitan counterparts.

Paul Cecil was working in Sydney when he made the decision to move to Rowena in inland northern NSW. ‘I was looking for more of a challenge, more responsibility and an opportunity,’ says Paul. While he achieved all three of those goals, what he hadn’t factored in was falling in love with the school and the area. Paul is now the proud Principal of Rowena Public School.

A rural school is often seen as the ‘heartbeat’ of the local area. Teachers often comment on the rewards of being an integral part of the community. Other benefits can include great financial incentives, including rental subsidies of 50-90%, and fantastic career development opportunities such as Paul has enjoyed.

Kind out more! >>

Sign up to be notified of upcoming rural and remote benefits and incentives and explore 33 great destinations to live and work across NSW!

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NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships

11 April 2018

Alana Lewis from Asquith Girls High School was awarded a Premier’s Teacher Scholarship last year. She has just come home from a study tour to Western Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom looking at Polymathic studies through the visual arts and science. How does she feel? Get it straight from Alana’s Facebook post:

“Alana Lewis is feeling grateful at Edinburgh City.

My last day before I start the long journey home. It really has been an amazing and inspiring journey. From my visit with Artists Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr at SymbioticA in Perth to the ArtScience Museum Singapore, various art and science focused exhibitions and activities in London especially the Royal Veterinary College with Dr Grace Mackintosh Sim to the Edinburgh Science Festival where I met with Dr James Howie and the team from ASCUS lab and Lewis Hou from the Science Ceilidh. I am so grateful for the opportunity.”

Does a five-week study tour anywhere in the world sound appealing? Why not look into applying for a Premier’s Teacher Scholarship during the holidays? Find out more and apply at NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships

Kind out more! >>

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Applications now open!

4 April 2018

Applications now open for Rural Experience – your next adventure

You can now apply for a placement in the Rural Experience Program. This is a new opportunity for teachers to experience a country lifestyle while working in a rural school. It’s an opportunity to wake up to birds, not traffic; to meet new people and get involved; to make a difference.

Rural Experience offers permanent teachers and executives an opportunity to live and work in a rural area on a short placement for one to four terms. There are over 140 placements across more than 80 rural and remote schools. Applicants successfully matched with placements will receive an allowance of $500 per week in addition to your salary.

Find out more! >>

Placements are for 2018 (up to two terms) and for 2019 (up to four terms). You can apply for up to three placements.

Get in quick for this opportunity!  Applications for 2018 and 2019 placements close 11 May 2018.

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Temporary teaching in NSW public schools

4 April 2018

What is temporary teaching?
Temporary teachers are employed in NSW public schools on either a full time basis, for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of one school year, or on a part time basis, for two or more school terms. Temporary teachers receive most of the entitlements of permanent teachers, including annual salary, on a pro-rata basis.

To be eligible to work as a temporary teacher, you must have current accreditation to teach from the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA), and a current approval to teach in NSW public schools.

Why should I consider a temporary teaching position?
Temporary teaching appointments provide a great foundation for building a rich work history which demonstrates practical experience. The majority of teachers in NSW public schools commence their careers as casual or temporary teachers.

Where can I apply for temporary teaching positions?
These opportunities can be found through a number of channels:

  • Published in JobFeed each Wednesday
  • Advertised in SchoolBiz each Friday
  • Offered by the principal at the local level

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Jumping at the chance to teach rural

30 May 2018

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TAS teacher Owen decided to jump straight into his career destination at Hillston Central School in inland southern NSW, enjoying many of the benefits and incentives available when he went rural.

‘My first day at Hillston Central School was very welcoming, very friendly,’ Owen states.

‘We've really been accepted into the community. The town really rallies together, and you can just feel that connection between people.’

Owen appreciates the genuine interest and passion of his students and has discovered that it’s easy to develop strong relationships inside and outside the school.

‘My advice to somebody moving here would be to just jump in with two feet and really give it a go. There's a lot to be offered out here, and if you welcome that opportunity, you'll find it's a really great place to live.’

How far can teach.Rural take you? To find out more about the great benefits of teaching rural, visit our teach.NSW choose rural web pages today!

Find out more! >>

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New roles to support student learning

30 May 2018

You can make a difference to the delivery of education in NSW public schools as a Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Advisor, Senior Education Officer (SEO 2). There are multiple positions available, across various locations, including up to 10 for secondary schools.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the delivery and implementation of the state-wide Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020 in NSW public schools. As a Literacy and Numeracy Advisor, SEO2, you will lead professional learning and support to schools in collaboration with existing School Services teams.

If you’re ready to make your next rewarding career move and have a passion for and commitment to supporting professional learning, then apply now!

Apply now! >>

To detail on the locations and how to apply, please refer to the full advertisement via the Apply Now button.

Applications for all roles close: 11:59pm Wednesday 13 June 2018

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Inspiring the next generation of teachers

23 May 2018

Do you know talented senior school students considering teaching as a career? We invite principals, careers advisers and teachers to register interest for a live teach.NSW videoconference.

Our videoconferences are tailored to students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Designed to be interactive and engaging, they provide students with the information they need to start to their employment journeys.

They also introduce the NSW Department of Education’s scholarship opportunities for future teachers. Scholarships are a fantastic way for students to gain a head start in their teaching careers, with financial support during teacher education studies and a guaranteed permanent teaching job on successful completion!

Inspire the next generation of teachers and encourage your students to consider a teaching career in a NSW public school with a teach.NSW videoconference.

Register your interest! >>

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Great opportunities at Willyama High School

23 May 2018

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In the heart of western NSW lies Broken Hill - an urban metropolis rich in culture, heritage and opportunities. Broken Hill is home to over 17,000 residents and is serviced by nine public schools, including Willyama High School.

The passionate staff at Willyama is dedicated to shaping a vision of academic accomplishment for all students at the school, placing a strong emphasis on a positive culture. Staff at the school benefit from a strong focus on teacher professional learning and incorporating evidence–based quality teaching and learning practices.

If you’re looking for an opportunity at a school like this, then here are two that you should act on now!

Teacher Willyama High School Years 7 - 12 (Full Time).
Approval to teach PD/health/PE (years 7 - 12). 28/05/2018 - 21/12/2018. 70% rental subsidy applies.

Teacher Willyama High School Years 7 - 10 (Full Time).
Approval to teach science (years 7 - 10). 28/05/2018 - 21/12/2018. 70% rental subsidy applies.

The successful candidate may be eligible for a recruitment bonus.

To apply for a position at Willyama High School, Email Grant Shepherd or phone 08 8088 1055.

Apply now!>>

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Graduate Recruitment Program – Facebook Live!

16 May 2018

The teach.NSW team will be hosting a Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP) Facebook Live event on Tuesday 22 May 2018 from 6:00pm (AEST) for penultimate and final year teacher education students looking to start their teaching careers with the NSW Department of Education. Help us spread the word to practicum students, their family members and friends who will benefit from this event.

The GRP is an opportunity for penultimate and final year teacher education students to gain approval to teach in NSW public schools. It will be a perfect forum to raise questions and get handy tips for the GRP application and interview process.

The Graduate Recruitment (GRP) Facebook Live event will be hosted by an expert panel from the department’s Human Resources team who will provide participants with valuable insights into teaching in NSW public schools. They will also discuss related topics such as the benefits and incentives available to new graduates who opt to teach in high-demand rural or remote locations.

Visit our Facebook page and RSVP! >>

Don’t forget to spread the word! Please share the event through your own Facebook page and invite anyone who you think might benefit from the GRP Facebook Live event.

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Stephanie’s rural teaching story

9 May 2018

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Stephanie, a PDHPE teacher, made the brave move from Northern NSW to Menindee Central School, deep in the Central Darling area of Western NSW and hasn’t looked back.

The community warmly welcomed Stephanie and helped her settle into her new surroundings.

‘The community here particularly around the school are very encouraging and embraced me very quickly which helped ease those nerves and made me feel at home.’

The schools in the area are well resourced and technology rich and provide great opportunities for teachers to engage and empower students. You could also be eligible for a range of incentives and benefits, including rental subsidies.

Take a closer look at the Central Darling area and breathe in the fascinating history - the last stepping point of the heroic Burke and Wills before they headed into Australia’s vast interior!

Find out more! >>

See how far teach.Rural can take you by viewing the 33 destination profiles on our website including the Central Darling area and find out which benefits and incentives you may be eligible for.

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Three months in the job and loving it!

9 May 2018

Kayla Richardson is currently seconded to the Branding and Promotions area of the NSW Department of Education as a Senior Education Officer, promoting teaching career opportunities through the teach.NSW campaign. Her job involves juggling careers events, university presentations, school videoconferences and developing web and social media content.

Before joining the promotions team, Kayla spent her entire school and working life in public schools across western and south-western Sydney and has a deep commitment to public education.

‘I love working for an employer that prides itself on inclusivity,’ says Kayla.

With over 800,000 students across over 2,200 schools, it’s a huge system and full of opportunities. ‘The range of schools across the state is incredibly inclusive and diverse, with not only typical primary schools and high schools, but central schools, distance education centres, even hospital schools - just to name a few!’

‘This role has underlined for me the fantastic advantages of working for the largest education system in Australia,’ says Kayla.

‘I’ve particularly noticed how receptive audiences have been to our recent materials about rural and remote opportunities. It’s a matter of equipping people with knowledge to make great career choices.’

Find out more! >>

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Enngonia - an outback experience

2 May 2018

When you teach at a school that’s literally ‘back o’ Bourke’, the chance of hosting a Rural Experience teacher is almost too exciting. Preschool and primary teacher Jemma Petty wants you to consider a placement at Enngonia Public School, 100kms north of Bourke.

According to Jemma, ‘Because our children have had consistent teachers for numerous years, the relationships we have built are strong and our students are kind, honest and delightful individuals. Our school has close ties to our local Aboriginal culture and we work with the community to continue to teach traditional ways of the Budjiti, Murrawari and Kuna people.’

It’s a two-way benefit. ‘The placement would enable our children to meet someone new and your life will be enriched through all the new experiences that rural and remote teachers benefit from every day. Your memories of your time in the outback will be some of your fondest.’

Apply today! >>

Enngonia Public School is offering a Classroom Teacher placement for Terms 3-4 2018. Teachers successfully matched for this and 141 other placements in the Rural Experience Program for 2018 and 2019 receive an allowance of $500 per week.

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Kick-start your teaching career!

27 June 2018

Kick-start your teaching career today! The NSW Department of Education’s scholarship programs for future teachers are now open!

Our scholarship programs offer great financial benefits and a permanent teaching job on successful completion. Find out which scholarship is right for you and get paid to study, today!

Principals, teachers, parents and friends – please alert your talented students to these great opportunities!

Current teachers, if you are considering retraining opportunities, take a look at our STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics, also now open. Other great programs are also available through our Enhance your career webpages. Check them out today!

Find out more! >>

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Careers in Teaching Videoconferences

27 June 2018

The teach.NSW team supports careers advisers across NSW to help talented students find pathways to rewarding teaching careers in NSW public schools.

We have been hosting Careers in teaching videoconferences with senior students, taking them through the steps to become a teacher and the scholarship opportunities available through the NSW Department of Education to help get them there.

The sessions run for approximately 30 minutes and include;

  • advice on career pathways into teaching in NSW public schools
  • information on the department’s scholarship opportunities
  • benefits and incentives of teaching in NSW public schools.

Sessions are interactive and students are encouraged to ask our presenters questions about teaching in NSW public schools.

Support our teachers of tomorrow by booking your students into a Careers in teaching videoconference today!

100% of surveyed teachers who booked a videoconference in 2017 said they would recommend it to others!

Book now! >>

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ClassCover replaces Casual.Direct

20 June 2018

From June 2018, the department has adopted app-based platform ClassCover as its casual teacher booking solution. ClassCover replaces Casual.Direct.

For casual teachers, ClassCover is your online CV. It gives you direct access to hundreds of schools and allows you to find and book casual employment from your phone, tablet or desktop. It’s also free to use!

ClassCover fully replaces Casual.Direct, which will continue to provide services to its existing users until end of Term 2 and will be decommissioned during Term 3, 2018.

Casual teaching provides valuable experience for teachers starting out as well as for those seeking variety and flexibility in their careers. With programs like the Graduate Recruitment Program, university students also have the opportunity to teach casually while completing their degrees.

For more information on ClassCover or casual teaching in NSW public schools, visit the department’s Jobs and Opportunities webpages or visit the teach.NSW website.

Find out more! >>

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Start a great career with a scholarship

20 June 2018

Natalie, from Coomealla High School, knows she makes a real difference in the lives of her students.

Do you know an aspiring teacher who has a passion to make a difference? Steer them into a great career in teaching with one of the NSW Department of Education’s scholarships for future teachers.

A scholarship will offer successful applicants a great head start in their teaching journey. They will be financially supported throughout their degree and guaranteed a permanent teaching job on successful completion of their tertiary studies!

Our scholarship programs are opening Monday 25 June. Make sure you don't miss the launch by adding the Get Paid to Study page to your favourites!

We also have scholarships available to students currently studying at a tertiary level, and for current teachers who would like to re-train in another subject area.

Don’t miss out on sharing this opportunity with your students, friends, colleagues and family!

Find out more! >>

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Explore the Narrabri area

13 June 2018

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Make a difference in a rural and remote school, just like Josh O’Shea from Narrabri has done!

Josh’s journey started on the coast, where he was working as a chef before he saw an opportunity to switch to teaching. Josh applied for one of the NSW Department of Education’s scholarships for future teachers and hasn’t looked back.

‘The opportunity came, and I found an ad in the paper for scholarships for teaching, and applied and was lucky enough to win a scholarship.’

Teaching at Wee Waa High School has enabled Josh to enjoy the great benefits and incentives offered to teachers in rural and remote schools, like subsidised rental accommodation.

‘We really like the house. It’s a three bedroom place. Very, very handy to come out here and save money if that’s what you want to do.’

For Josh, teaching in a rural and remote school was a giant and positive leap up in his career. Rural and remote NSW has so much to offer, including great schools where you can enhance your career, just like Josh did.

How far can teach.Rural take you?

Find out more! >>

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Inspire the next generation

13 June 2018

Are you a teacher of HSC students? The NSW Department of Education has a range of scholarships opening very soon, available to HSC students looking to become teachers. Inspire the next generation of teachers by encouraging your talented students to apply for a scholarship.

A scholarship will offer successful applicants a great head start in their teaching career. They will be financially supported throughout their degree and guaranteed a permanent teaching job on successful completion of their tertiary studies!

Don’t miss out on sharing this opportunity with your HSC students. Encourage them to sign up for an email alertand to apply.

Like the sound of getting paid to study? Did you know that, as a qualified teacher, you too may be able to apply for a scholarship? The department has great opportunities for current teachers wishing to retrain in a high-demand subject area. You’ll get paid to study and receive a permanent teaching position upon successful completion.

Follow teach.NSW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on all the scholarship opportunities as they open!

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Catch up on our GRP livestream!

6 June 2018

In late May, we livestreamed through the teach.NSW Facebook page and spoke to our followers about the Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP).

The GRP is your opportunity to gain approval to teach in NSW public schools if you are in your final two semesters of a NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accredited teacher education program.

A great benefit of the GRP is the opportunity to receive interim approval to teach, enabling you to work as a casual or temporary teacher while you complete your studies! You are also eligible to apply for permanent employment, with confirmation of your employment dependent on successful completion of your teacher education program.

Our Facebook livestream was a great success with over a thousand direct views on the night and thousands more afterwards, 229 posts and over 645 comments, reactions and shares!

Do you know anyone who would benefit from learning more about GRP but who missed our Facebook Live session? Don’t worry, they can watch the live stream video at any time on our Facebook page!

Watch the video! >>

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Coming to an event near you!

6 June 2018

The teach.NSW team is involved in over 150 events per year, ranging from careers expos, online events, university information days, school-based events and many more.

Check out our events calendar to find us at a careers event near you.

In June, you can find us at the following major events:

  • Western Riverina Tertiary Day: 19th June 9.30am – 2.30pm.
  • Wagga Wagga Careers Expo: 20th June 9.00am – 1.00pm
  • Albury Wodonga Tertiary Day: 21st June 8.30am – 12.00pm
  • Central Coast Pathways Expo: 26th June 7.30am – 3.00pm
  • University of Wollongong Careers Expo: 26th June 9.00am – 1.00pm
  • Western Sydney Careers Expo: 28th June – 1st July 9.00am – 3.00pm
  • University of Wollongong HSC Revision Day: 29th June 9.00am – 2.45pm

Come and chat to the teach.NSW team and find out about a range of opportunities in the NSW Department of Education, including scholarship opportunities for future teachers as well as opportunities for existing teachers who are looking to enhance their career.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity for valuable insight into your future career! Browse our events calendar for more information.

Events calendar >>

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Making a difference as a school counsellor

25 July 2018

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Christy Thatcher knows the importance of the role of a school counsellor in the lives of students. As a teacher who was passionate about student wellbeing she recognised the great opportunity that the department's School Counsellor Sponsorship Program offered her.

The ability to make a difference every day to the lives of students in a NSW public school is what drives her forward in her current university studies.

‘I think it’s highly important to be an exceptional listener and to have empathy. Being somebody who is available to students and being someone who just listens and cares about what they’re saying is so important. I think that somebody who can do all that is not only going to be a good school counsellor, but somebody who can make a difference.’

The School Counsellor Sponsorship Program provides a full-time salary while you study and a permanent school counsellor position once you complete your studies. You could also receive additional study leave days.

Interested? Don’t miss out! Applications are closing on the 3rd August, 2018.

Apply today! >>

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Opportunity to retrain with a scholarship

18 July 2018

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Originally trained as a PD/H/PE teacher, Erin Connors saw an opportunity to retrain with a STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics.

Watch Erin’s video and see how benefits of the scholarship, including financial assistance while she retrained and a guaranteed permanent teaching position at the end of her studies, helped her on her teaching journey.

Are you a current teacher with a passion for science or mathematics? You’re in luck – the STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics are designed especially for you! Applications are now open with 100 scholarships available. Find out more and apply today.

Apply today! >>

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When passion meets pedagogy

11 July 2018

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Jenaya Hardy, a primary teacher from Gymea Bay Public School, and a Teacher Education Scholarship – Aboriginal scholar, loves being a teacher. Jenaya believes the support she received throughout her studies gave her the kick-start she needed to start a successful teaching career.

‘The financial support has definitely taken the stress off going through uni and going on our pracs as well,’ Jenaya told the teach.NSW team when they spoke with her recently.

Find out how you can kick-start your teaching career and get paid to study with one of the NSW Department of Education's scholarships for future teachers!

Apply today! >>

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The benefits of teach.Rural scholarships

4 July 2018

The department’s teach.Rural Scholarships for HSC and university students offer exciting new benefits, including up to $50,000 equivalent course contribution fee, $7,500 during each year of study, a $6,000 appointment allowance and $500 per week while on practicum. In addition to these amazing financial incentives, a teach.RuralScholarship guarantees a permanent teaching position on successful completion of studies!

Previous teach.Rural Scholarship recipient Naomi Williams had a fantastic experience as a NSW Department of Education scholar and is now settled into life in rural NSW, where she teaches art at Narrandera High School.

‘Receiving a teach.Rural Scholarship was the best way to start my teaching journey,’ says Naomi.

Help us spread the word to future teachers and help kick-start their teaching career in a rural or remote NSW public school with a teach.Rural Scholarship. Applications are now open so don’t delay!

Find out more! >>

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Presenting scholarship opportunities

4 July 2018

Last week the teach.NSW team attended the Western Sydney Careers Expo, where we spoke to more than 1500 high school students, parents, career changers and teachers about the many pathways available to them in NSW public schools.

We introduced the range of scholarship opportunities for future teachers (now open for applications!) and options for existing teachers to retrain in a different subject area, including STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics and School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs.

These opportunities offer a great range of benefits, including a permanent position in a NSW public school.

If you missed us at the Western Sydney Careers Expo, then visit our events calendar to find us at our next event or register for a Careers in teaching videoconference and have our team present to your high school students.

Please refer these opportunities to your colleagues, students, family members and friends and tell them to visit the teach.NSW website for more information!

Find out more! >>

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TES - Aboriginal: making a difference

29 August 2018

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Since its introduction, the Teacher Education Scholarship – Aboriginal has seen 469 scholars progress to teaching positions in NSW public schools. The scholarships help to ensure Aboriginal peoples continue to play an important role in the education of young Australians.

There are up to 80 scholarships on offer to those who identify as an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander, for study commencing in 2019. You can apply for either primary or secondary teaching and receive $5,000 per year of full-time study and a permanent teaching job in a NSW public school.

Take a look at the teach.NSW website to explore the whole range of scholarships, cadetships and internships available to future teachers.

Hear from Naomi Williams on how she brings her heritage into her visual arts classroom.

Join our Mob and apply now! >>

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Job spotlight – Broken Hill

29 August 2018

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A unique temporary teaching opportunity is available at Broken Hill High School!

Teacher Broken Hill High School Years 7 - 10 (Full Time).
Approval and/or willingness to teach music, mathematics (years 7 - 10) and visual arts (years 7 - 10). 27/08/2018 (negotiable) - 20/12/2019. 70% rental subsidy applies. The successful applicant may be eligible for a $10,000 recruitment bonus.
Email Ross Mackay or phone 0408 849 490.

Broken Hill is Australia’s first heritage-listed city in recognition of its significant mining history and contribution to industrial relations. From these roots as a technologically innovative mining community, Broken Hill continues its pioneering tradition. A city of nearly 18,000 people, Broken Hill today boasts trendy shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries.

Take a step west! Find out more about Broken Hill including the facilities, services and more by visiting our destination profile.

Apply today! >>

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Why I applied for a GTIL Internship

22 August 2018

A Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a school while studying at university. The internship provides teacher education students in their final year of university studies a paid, part-time role as a paraprofessional in a school close to their university or home!

Did we mention that it also comes with a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school upon successful completion of studies?

Watch Dana’s video and see what she loves about teaching and why she would recommend a GTIL Internship to teacher education students about to enter their final year.

Help us spread the word and make sure your eligible friends and family members don’t miss out as applications close soon!

Find out more and apply now! >>

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Job spotlight – Broken Hill 8

22 August 2018

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A unique temporary teaching opportunity is available at Broken Hill High School!

Teacher Broken Hill High School Years 7 - 10 (Full Time).
Approval and/or willingness to teach music, mathematics (years 7 - 10) and visual arts (years 7 - 10). 27/08/2018 (negotiable) - 20/12/2019. 70% rental subsidy applies. The successful applicant may be eligible for a $10,000 recruitment bonus.
Email Ross Mackay or phone 0408 849 490.

Broken Hill is Australia’s first heritage-listed city in recognition of its significant mining history and contribution to industrial relations. From these roots as a technologically innovative mining community, Broken Hill continues its pioneering tradition. A city of nearly 18,000 people, Broken Hill today boasts trendy shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries.

Take a step west! Find out more about Broken Hill including the facilities, services and more by visiting our destination profile.

Apply today! >>

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The science of securing a permanent teaching career

15 August 2018

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Whether you're currently studying or working, this is a great time of year to be considering your next career steps. You may also be looking at the move from temporary to permanent employment.

A career in science teaching could be the right choice for you, with a range of scholarships, internships and cadetships on offer from the department guaranteeing you a permanent teaching job on successful completion of your studies.

Hear from Sally about what a science teaching career is really like.

Future teachers apply here! >>

Current teachers apply here! >>

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Careers in teaching videoconference

15 August 2018

The teach.NSW team, NSW Department of Education, invites school principals, teachers and careers advisers to sign up for a Careers in teaching video conference (VC).

The VC is aimed at senior high school students interested in exploring teaching as a career and runs for approximately 30 minutes.

Students making important career decisions will receive expert advice about the process of becoming a teacher, opportunities to get paid to study and the benefits of working in NSW public schools.

Sonya, a secondary classroom teacher says the VC was an ‘ …opportunity to gain information, face to face and in real time’ and Prue, a secondary classroom teacher liked that the students ‘ …were able to interact with the presenter at any time throughout the presentation.’

Sign up for a Careers in teaching videoconference. Hurry, bookings close 7th September 2018!

Sign up today! > >

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The right fit in special education

08 August 2018

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Erin Lever believes she has found the right fit for her career as a special education teacher.

Teaching special education has allowed her to get creative, encourage play-based learning and develop strong relationships with her students.

Watch Erin’s video and see how rewarding a career in special education could be for you!

If you know any HSC students, university students or career changers who would be fantastic special education teachers, please refer them to one of the department’s scholarship programs. Hurry, applications close in September!

Apply today! >>

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Job spotlight - Inner Sydney High School

08 August 2018

Foundation Principal, Inner Sydney High School

This purpose-built comprehensive secondary school for 1,200 year 7 - 12 students will be a world-class education facility located in a densely populated part of inner Sydney with excellent transport links. The new facilities will incorporate future-focused, flexible teaching spaces that are engaging and supportive for students and teachers.

Your extraordinary leadership ability and strong communication skills will enable you to drive the delivery of outstanding education, as you develop a new school community, supported by the very latest in building technology and design.

If you are a professional, collaborative and engaging educational leader, with the desire to work in a new, state of the art future-focused teaching and learning environment, apply today!

Apply today! >>

Further information about the project can be found online at School Infrastructure - Inner Sydney High School.

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Kimberley's journey across time

01 August 2018

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We first met Kimberley Armstrong four years ago at the University of Newcastle, when she was beginning her studies to become a mathematics teacher.

Kimberley, a recipient of a teach.Rural Scholarship, enjoyed financial benefits and was guaranteed a permanent teaching position on successful completion of her studies.

We spoke with Kimberley again at the end of her studies, and recently we were delighted to catch up with her at Condobolin High School, where she is now a vibrant, newly-appointed mathematics teacher.

Apply for a scholarship today! >>

Learn more about the fantastic enhanced benefits of the teach.Rural Scholarship program for 2019!

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Join us live on 9 August

01 August 2018

Do you know any HSC students considering a career in teaching?

Kayla Richardson, Senior Education Officer with teach.NSW, will host a Facebook Live Panel on August 9th from 5:30pm.

This is a great opportunity for your students to hear from current teachers who were scholarship recipients and how they benefited from the opportunity during their teacher education studies.

Remind your HSC students to like teach.NSW’s Facebook page and RSVP to get a reminder when we go live.

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Answer the call, choose rural

26 September 2018

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Located in the far north-west corner of NSW, Tibooburra Outback Public School continues to demonstrate that, although remote, it is rich with community spirit.

Tibooburra is like other rural and remote schools, welcoming teachers with open arms who are willing to make the move and choose rural. Teachers benefit from great incentives on top of the support of the local community.

The teachers, students and community members involved at Tibooburra Outback Public School all contribute to its success and make a compelling argument to teachers to join the rural and remote family today!

Check out this week’s temporary and permanent job listings, including great opportunities at Broken Hill, Coleambally, Moree, and West Wyalong.

Find out more! >>

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Equipping students through STEM

26 September 2018

Wootube star and Australia’s 2018 Local Hero Eddie Woo is passionate about teaching STEM, particularly mathematics.

“It (mathematics) equips us to think about the world and solve problems in a whole different way!”

If you have a passion for STEM like Eddie, and you are already an approved teacher in another subject area, apply now to become a mathematics or science teacher through a STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics.

To apply for the scholarship, you will need your principal’s recommendation and, with only a few days before the end of term, time is quickly running out for this important step! Hurry, applications are closing soon!

Find out more! >>

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JobFeed 19 September 2018

STEM scholarships now closing 14 October

The closing date for STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics has been moved to Sunday 14 October, to give you more time to apply.

To apply for the scholarship you will need your principal’s recommendation and, with less than two weeks before the end of term, time is quickly running out for this important step!

We know how busy your principal can be, so here are a few tips to help facilitate your request:

  1. Make it convenient – book in a time to have a chat to your principal as soon as you can. Don’t leave it until the last minute.
  2. Give background – let your principal know that scholarships are closing soon and you need their recommendation ASAP.
  3. Stay positive – your principal wants to assist you in your career development and helping you secure a scholarship is a great way to do that. So, don’t be afraid to ask.

Remember, you can work on the rest of your application during the school holidays but you need to get your recommendation from your principal before the break. Don’t delay!

Have a look at our website to find out more about this scholarship and make sure you submit your application before Sunday 14 October!

Find out more! >>

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Willyama High School offers great benefits!

19 September 2018

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Don’t miss these great opportunities at Willyama High School and become part of a successful network of educators in Broken Hill who are making a difference. You’ll find a warm welcome to the community awaiting you.

Working at Willyama High School, you’ll not only enhance your career but you will also be eligible for a rental subsidy of 70 per cent plus a great range of other benefits and incentives.

One of the job opportunities may also qualify for a $10,000 recruitment bonus!

Apply today for one of the five positions advertised this week for Willyama High School:

  • Industrial Arts Teacher - approval to teach industrial technology - timber, industrial technology – metal (years 7 - 12). 70% rental subsidy applies. May also qualify for a $10,000 recruitment bonus.
  • Science Teacher - approval to teach science (years 7 - 10). 70% rental subsidy applies
  • Special Education Teacher - approval to teach students with mild intellectual disability and autism (years 7 - 12). 70% rental subsidy applies
  • Music Teacher - approval to teach music and/or willingness to teach visual arts (years 7 - 10). 70% rental subsidy applies
  • Library Teacher - approval to teach secondary library (years 7 - 12). 70% rental subsidy applies

Email to apply! >>

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JobFeed 12 September 2018

Look. Write. Check. Submit!

Do you know of any HSC or uni students, or career changers, applying for a department scholarship, internship or cadetship for future teachers? Here are some helpful prompts for you to share with them!

Look. Write. Check. Submit.

  • Have your 100 points of ID been certified?
  • HSC students - are referral documents completed, signed and attached?
  • University students – are your transcripts and/or official evidence verifying completion of your undergraduate degree or results for each year of study attached?
  • Are your contact details entered correctly?
  • Do you have a copy of your login/password details to access your application?
  • Has a friend or family member double checked your application?

A reminder to HSC students – please do not use your school emailing address.

There are additional resources available on our website, so please encourage applicants to visit the relevant scholarship FAQ page for more information.

Submit your application now! >>

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Inner Sydney High School opportunities!

12 September 2018

Does working in a world class education facility with flexible and well-connected teaching and learning spaces sound like you?

The new Inner Sydney High School (planning name) is a purpose-built comprehensive secondary school for 1,200 Year 7–12 students in Surry Hills Sydney and is opening in 2020.

Executive, teaching and non-teaching positions will be available over the coming months. You can make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to apply for positions as they are advertised by signing up to our email alerts.

Applications are currently invited for the Foundation Principal of the school. Go to I work for NSW and search for Job Reference Number 00006GGV. Applications close: 19 September at 4:00pm.

Further information about the project can be found online at School Infrastructure - Inner Sydney High School.

Don’t miss out! If you’re interested in hearing about other great opportunities at the new school sign up for an email alert and be notified when recruitment of these positions begins!

Sign up for alerts! >>

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Tanya's passion for science

05 September 2018

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As part of the government’s commitment to the teaching of STEM subjects, up to 100 STEM scholarships will be available to current teachers to enhance their careers and undertake further training in 2019 to become specialists in science or mathematics.

Watch Tanya, a science teacher at Condobolin High School, talk about her scholarship opportunity and how it helped her share her passion for science.

Find out more and apply! >>

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Get ahead with a cadetship

05 September 2018

When Mariam Abdoh, a recipient of the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Cadetship, was a high school student, she didn’t fully appreciate the level of work that occurred behind the scenes at school.

Now as a cadet, undertaking part-time work in a school since the start of her degree, Mariam has found her experience to be eye-opening and highly beneficial.

‘You learn the ropes, you understand the dynamics of a school. You learn about everything that happens in the background - from admin work to classroom work, from how resources are made to how exams are set,’ says Mariam.

The hands-on, school-based experience a cadet receives throughout their degree means that when they graduate they have so much more school experience to draw on as a beginning teacher.

If you know an HSC student who would benefit from the real experience a cadetship can provide, encourage them to apply today!

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Join our teach.NSW team as a Senior Education Officer

29 October 2018

Are you a great communicator with a passion for what NSW public education has to offer current and future teachers? Do you have excellent presentation skills and the ability to create innovative content for online platforms? If so, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a dynamic and talented teacher to join our team as a Senior Education Officer (SEO). This fast-paced and rewarding role involves presenting at universities and career events across NSW and interstate, contributing to or leading a wide range of projects and delivering promotional campaigns across face-to-face and digital platforms.

Head over to our teach.NSW Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to find out more about the team, the events we attend and recent campaign promotions.

Apply now! >>

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Rural teachers inspiring the future

24 October 2018

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Meet Reece, a rural HSC student at West Wyalong High School, aspiring to a fantastic future career as a teacher. Why? Because he was surrounded by fantastic teachers who gave him the support and encouragement he needed to realise his potential and reach for his goals.

Reece said, ‘My work experience up at Wyalong Public School has shaped … what I want to do – become a teacher.’

You can find more reasons to choose living and working in a rural and remote location by visiting one or more of the 33 town profiles available at the teach.NSW website. While you’re there, have a look at the new benefits and incentives available to rural and remote temporary and permanent teachers.

Find out more! >>

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Teach in Broken Hill and be eligible for great benefits!

24 October 2018

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Become part of a successful network of educators in Broken Hill who are making a difference by joining the talented teachers at Willyama High School. On top of all the advantages a major rural town can provide, working at Willyama High School, a six point incentive school, attracts a range of benefits and incentives, including a 70 per cent rental subsidy and more.
Some job opportunities may also qualify for a $10,000 recruitment bonus payable to the successful applicant!
Apply today for one of the positions advertised this week for Willyama High School:
Permanent position:
Teacher LibrarianThe successful applicant may be eligible for a $10,000 recruitment bonus.

Temporary positions:
Contact Grant Shepherd by email or phone 08 8088 1055 if you’re interested in the temporary positions below.

  • Approval to teach industrial technology – timber and industrial technology - metal (years 7 - 12). 05/02/2019 - 20/12/2019. The successful applicant may be eligible for a $10,000 recruitment bonus.
  • Approval to teach music and/or willingness to teach visual arts (years 7 - 12). 05/02/2019 - 20/12/2019.
  • Approval to teach PD/health/PE (years 7 - 12). 05/02/2019 - 20/12/2019.

Approval to teach science (years 7 - 10). 05/02/2019 - 20/12/2019.

Apply now! >>

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Get more in rural NSW

17 October 2018

Video Transcript

Over the last two years, the department has been implementing its Rural & Remote Strategy, with the aim of attracting and retaining the best and brightest teachers to some of the most remote parts of NSW. The final piece of the strategy includes two significant additions to the attractive range of incentives and professional benefits already on offer.

  • The Rural Teacher Incentive offers a payment of $20,000 - $30,000 gross per annum depending on the remoteness of the school
  • The Experienced Teacher Benefit offers a $10,000 gross payment per annum for up to five years, encouraging teachers who have held proficient teacher accreditation for six years or more to consider working at specific rural and remote schools.

Go to the teach.NSW website to find out more.

Find out more! >>

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Incentive Scholarships - closing soon!

17 October 2018

Do you know anyone finishing their final semester of teacher education studies at the end of this year to become a teacher of science (physics), mathematics, special education or selected technological and applied studies (TAS) subject areas? Please encourage them to apply for an Incentive Scholarship.

Incentive scholars will receive:

  • $2,500 in final semester of study
  • $1,000 appointment allowance
  • A permanent teaching job.

Apply now! >>

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Time is running out - be quick!

10 October 2018

Approved teachers who are passionate about STEM have until Sunday 14 October to apply for a STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics. Scholars will receive financial support throughout their studies and a permanent teaching position as a science or mathematics teacher.

With limited time remaining make sure you finalise your application soon. Follow the steps below before you submit.

  • Read the FAQs
  • Provide evidence of any non-DoE teaching experience listed in your application
  • Complete all sections of the application form
  • Include a recent passport sized photograph of yourself
  • Attach completed principal’s and referee’s supporting statement
  • Provide evidence of enrolment details or application to enrol in an approved studies program.

Submit your completed application and supporting statements to sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au before Sunday 14 October.

Go to the teach.NSW website to find out more.

Apply now! >>

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STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics

03 October 2018

Do you hold a current permanent approval to teach in a NSW public school?

The department's STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics is an opportunity for you to receive great benefits whilst retraining as a science or mathematics teacher. There are 100 scholarships on offer and closing soon!

Science and mathematics scholars will receive:

  • $5000 per year (12 months) of study
  • $300 one-off general purpose allowance
  • up to eight days study leave per year (12 months) of study
  • $2500 study completion grant
  • a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school in an agreed location, on completion of studies.

Approved temporary and permanent teachers can remain in their current teaching positions whilst studying under the scholarship program. Take a look at the FAQs and find out what study you will need to complete and at which university.

Apply now! >>

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Thousands of opportunities in JobFeed

28 November 2018

Did you know that there have been more than 3990 jobs featured in JobFeed so far this year? JobFeed is a great tool for job seekers and now has well over 70,000 subscribers.

We also present other great opportunities throughout the year on JobFeed, including scholarships for future teachers and sponsorship programs for current teachers.

Don’t miss these opportunities. Sign up to be notified as new scholarships and sponsorships open!

Alert me! >>

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Wagga Wagga High School

28 November 2018

Greg, a teacher at Wagga Wagga High School, enjoys the feeling of freedom offered by living and teaching in a regional town.

‘What I really like about living in Wagga is that it gives you geographic space, it gives you personal space and it gives you mental space too,’ explains Greg.

If the space and freedom of living and working in a regional centre like Wagga Wagga sounds appealing to you then don’t miss the temporary vacancies this week at Wagga Wagga High School!

Teacher Wagga Wagga High School Years 7 - 12 (Full Time).
Approval to teach mathematics (years 7 - 12). 29/01/2019 - 13/04/2019.
Email Tania Maddison or phone 02 6925 3611. Map

Teacher Wagga Wagga High School Years 7 - 12 (Full Time).
Approval to teach English (years 7 - 12). 29/01/2019 - 13/04/2019.
Email Tania Maddison or phone 02 6925 3611. Map

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Find your spot in the Parkes area

21 November 2018

Trundle Central School is a scenic 40 minute drive north-west of Parkes. The Parkes area, which includes the surrounding towns of Peak Hill, Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore, offers the convenience of a regional city with a laid-back feel of a much smaller community.

Trundle Central School provides opportunities for career growth and experience within its K-12 central school setting. Working alongside a collaborative team and with 21st century technology and facilities available, such as a gym, industrial kitchen and workshop, there’s every chance that you will never leave!

Teacher housing is one of the benefits of living in a rural location. ‘The purpose-built teacher housing in this town would be of very high rental value in a regional location, allowing teachers to come here, establish their career and save for their future,’ says John Southon, Principal, Trundle Central School.

Find out about the benefits and incentives that are available to temporary and permanent teachers and immerse yourself in the community of the Parkes area.

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Alert me - NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships

21 November 2018

Michael Turner, Transition Advisor at Mitchell High School, was awarded the Premier's Teachers Mutual Bank New and Emerging Technologies Scholarship.

His quest to find the answer to the question, ‘Is Virtual Reality the possible educational "game changer" that people are saying?’ led him to the USA to experience the experience of others and bring them back for other teachers to use in their classrooms with their students.

With a NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarship, you could spend five weeks in Australia or overseas, exploring your field of teaching expertise. Applications for scholarship-funded study tours in 2020 will open in early 2019. Subscribe to our Alert Me list to be notified when scholarships applications open!

Alert me! >>

“Being in one of the largest tech hubs in the world and speaking to builders and users of the VR in education space has been invaluable to my learning on the topic of VR and its use in education. I guess, you could say, I struck gold. Virtually, of course.”
Michael Turner, Transition Advisor at Mitchell High School

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Two significant opportunities to make a difference

14 November 2018

Walgett Community College is currently seeking two outstanding leaders to take up Executive Principal positions at its primary and secondary campuses.

Walgett Community College is a Connected Communities school. Connected Communities is a key strategy to drive improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people.

As an Executive Principal, you will be a part of an innovative approach to addressing the educational and social aspirations of all students at the college. Through co-leadership and co-decision making with the local Aboriginal community you will manifest the development and delivery of responsive and culturally relevant teaching and learning programs and a culture of engagement, innovation and achievement.

For the successful applicants an incentive and professional package will be negotiated. For full details refer to the job advertisements.

Explore what it is like to live and work in Walgett and information on the benefits and incentives available.

If you are motivated to take the next step in your career and seek to make a key difference in a rural community, apply now.

Apply now (Primary campus) >>

Apply now (Secondary campus) >>

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Schools Spectacular 2018

14 November 2018

Here at teach.NSW we love the department’s annual Schools Spectacular, a wonderful showcase of extraordinary talent found in NSW public schools. Don’t miss it – book now for Friday 23 or Saturday 24 November!

Book tickets! >>

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Join our teach.NSW team as a Senior Education Officer

07 November 2018

The role of a Senior Education Officer (SEO) with the NSW Department of Education is unique and rewarding.

Current SEO, Kayla, says, ‘Working with the Branding and Promotions team within the department’s Human Resources area has helped me gain a wider understanding of how the department operates as a whole and how its strategic plan is implemented. I feel that I have significantly grown professionally from this experience thus far.’

The role requires someone who is enthusiastic and motivated in the work that they do, collaborating creatively across teams within Human Resources and beyond. ‘As a teacher I work best when surrounded by a supportive and collaborative team and it is great to have experienced this as an SEO in this team,’ says Kayla.

Teachers in the SEO role hold an important position within the team, where they bring their teaching capabilities and knowledge to develop and promote key program initiatives.

‘As a teacher I have been able to offer my perspective on campaigns and projects, where I have taken the lead to work creatively with colleagues. I am valued and respected for the teaching knowledge that I bring and it’s just a fantastic team to be a part of,’ says Kayla.

If you’re looking for a unique challenge and rewarding role promoting careers in NSW public education in 2019, apply now!

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ClassCover works for casual teachers

07 November 2018

Teachers seeking casual employment with NSW Department of Education public schools will find the new ClassCover application an essential ingredient in getting work.

Earlier in the year, the department announced ClassCover as the preferred platform for booking casual teachers. The result has been outstanding. As of term 4, 2018 there are more than 1,250 NSW public schools registered with the service – almost twice as many as this time last year.

Go to ClassCover and create your profile for free! You will be prompted to add your details such as your qualifications, experience and subject and location preferences.

You can reduce the time needed when accepting casual work by uploading files, such as your approval to teach letter, Working with Children Check confirmation, and anaphylaxis and e-emergency certificates. Schools will still need to confirm these before you can start work, but having them on your profile means they’re always available.

Then, you’ll be ready to download the app on your phone and begin managing your availability and bookings!

Find out more! >>

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That's a wrap!

12 December 2018

Thank you! JobFeed 2018

As we begin to wrap up 2018 we are excited for the new year and what it brings. Throughout the coming year we will bring you the latest temporary and permanent positions, and other great opportunities for future and current teachers.

Be prepared for the year ahead and sign up for our email alerts for our scholarship and sponsorship programs. Don’t miss these opportunities. Sign up to be notified as new scholarships and sponsorships open!

This is our final JobFeed for this year. Our next edition of JobFeed will be published on Wednesday 9 January 2019.Thank you for your support throughout 2018.

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Open yourself to new opportunities

5 December 2018

Open yourself to new opportunities and embrace Leeton, in inland southern NSW, as your career destination of choice.

Leeton and the surrounding area are frequently referred to as the ‘food bowl of Australia’. With a large proportion of NSW’s vegetables produced in this area, it’s easy to see why.

Find out about the benefits and incentives that are available to temporary and permanent teachers and immerse yourself in the abundance of the Leeton area.

Read more about rural teaching >>

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Early Career Summer School conference

5 December 2018

Get a head start on the school term and get expert advice, guidance and wellbeing support from experienced teachers and teacher mentors. The Summer School 2019 conference is targeted to teachers who are at the beginning, or in the early stages, of their career.

Find out more and register today! >>

The two-day Summer School 2019 conference will be hosted in Parramatta on 21-22 January 2019. Register your interest today!

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News Archives 2017


JobFeed 28 June 2017

Georgie chose to teach mathematics to help students access 'all that they'd ever dreamed of'.

Are you an current teacher who feels passionate about creating opportunities for students through mathematics or science? You can apply for a STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics, applications are currently open.

Do you know current HSC students who would make amazing future science and mathematics teachers? Please encourage them to apply for one of the department's Scholarships and Cadetships and they can get paid to study!

Find out more at teach.NSW! >>

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JobFeed 26 July 2017

Are you passionate about the wellbeing and social development of students?

For Justin, the decision to become a school counsellor was a great career move.

‘The knowledge that you get, and that you can use on top of what you already have as a teacher, is amazing. You can really make a difference.’

As an approved teacher, you could get paid to study to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school. The department's School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs provide a full time teacher salary while you study and a permanent school counsellor position on successful completion.

Applications will close on Friday 18 August 2017.

Find out more about apply today! >>

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JobFeed 19 July 2017

Are you an current teacher who feels passionate about creating opportunities for students through mathematics or science? You can apply for a STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics, applications are currently open.

Do you know current HSC students who would make amazing future science and mathematics teachers? Please encourage them to apply for one of the department's Scholarships and Cadetships and they can get paid to study!

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JobFeed 12 July 2017

Ruby Brown is a special education teacher who was inspired to begin her studies by her sister, who is a person with autism. She enjoyed supporting her sister and watching her grow as a result and ‘thought that teaching other children with additional learning and support needs and disabilities would be very rewarding.’

Ruby applied for and was awarded a Teacher Education Scholarship and was ‘thrilled’ to have financial assistance throughout her degree in special education and job security on completion.

‘I knew that I wanted to work for the Department of Education as I consider it to be a most equitable and inclusive system of education, so being able to finish university in November and start at Northlakes in January was fantastic.’

Ruby has enjoyed watching students of ‘all abilities and all walks of life’ grow and develop under her guidance. ‘I have learnt that teaching is so much more than programs and preparation, it is about building strong teacher-student relationships and having fun. I laugh a lot in the classroom and having a small class size allows me to build even stronger rapport with the students.’

Ruby highly recommends training in special education and teaching students with additional learning and support needs and disabilities. She considers it ‘the most rewarding and enjoyable work’ she has ever done.

‘Special education is never boring, as there is so much variety regarding student ability, year groups and subject areas. There is also job security in special education as it is an ever growing area of need. It is a wonderful career option!’

If, like Ruby, you are passionate about helping others, consider a teaching career in special education. Check out our Teacher Education Scholarships at https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/getpaidtostudy

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JobFeed 05 July 2017

Do you have a passion for mathematics?

Meet Mariam Abdoh and find out why she chose to teach mathematics. Mariam is a recipient of a Teacher Education Scholarship and is currently being paid to study whilst she completes a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education majoring in mathematics.

You too could get paid to study to become a mathematics teacher and be guaranteed a permanent position in a NSW public school. Check out the teach.NSW website for more information and apply today!

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JobFeed 05 July 2017

2017 NAIDOC - Our Languages Matter aims to celebrate the essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, linking people to their land and water, and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song. Observing and learning about these languages will generate greater appreciation and respect for the significance of Indigenous languages among all Australians.  

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Don't miss out on an opportunity to work in one of the Schools of the Future!

30 August 2017

Principal Level P4 – Arthur Phillip High School

Are you a collaborative leader who is inspired by future-focussed teaching and learning? The major redevelopment of Arthur Phillip High School is underway and the department is seeking an extraordinary leader to head the delivery of world class education to students at the school.

Arthur Phillip High School is situated in the progressive and rapidly expanding CBD of the city of Parramatta, bringing an exciting and dynamic energy to the school.

The new facilities will incorporate future-focused, flexible teaching spaces with adaptable/moveable furniture and room configurations. The learning spaces will be technology-rich to serve multiple learning contexts, from large class groups to small clusters, providing better opportunities for innovation, collaboration, personalised and individualised learning. The new design incorporates science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) areas, fitness labs for physical education classes, and wet and dry studios for music instruction and practice.

As Principal, you will bring your passion for leading innovative learning and teaching practices, further enabled by the exciting new teaching spaces and technology.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to view additional information, including FAQs, contained on the school’s website before submitting an application.



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Don’t miss out on an opportunity to work in one of the Schools of the Future!

23 August 2017

Assistant Principal – Parramatta Public School

Does working in a future-focussed school with flexible teaching spaces and the latest in environmental and technology design sound like you? The major redevelopment of Parramatta Public School is underway and the department is seeking a talented leader to join the executive team and deliver world class education to students.

Parramatta Public School is situated in the progressive and rapidly expanding CBD of the city of Parramatta, bringing an exciting and dynamic energy to the school. The new facilities integrate the best in progressive design where staff will facilitate face-to-face, online and blended approaches that connect students to their local and global community.

As Assistant Principal, you’ll work collaboratively across the school in an exciting era of opportunity and expectation. Your passion for innovative learning and teaching practices enabled by space and technology, will be synonymous with this opportunity.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to view additional information, including FAQs, contained on the school’s website before submitting an application.


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JobFeed 23 August 2017

The teach.NSW team is involved in over 150 events per year, ranging from careers expos, online events, university information days, school-based events and many more.

In late August, find us at the following university open days:

  • University of Technology Sydney 26th August 9am – 4pm.
  • University of Sydney 26th August 9am – 4pm.

Don’t forget, we are also hosting our first Facebook Live event on 29th August from 5pm. Register here and join us on the day to find out more about scholarship opportunities for future teachers!

Find out more and register! >>

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JobFeed 16 August 2017

Do you know talented HSC students thinking about teaching as a career? Please let them know that teach.NSW is hosting a Facebook live chat on Tuesday 29 August @ 5pm.

We are offering HSC students, their teachers and parents/caregivers, the opportunity to talk to the teach.NSW team.

The teach.NSW team, and special guest teachers, will be available to answer questions and chat about opportunities, including how to get paid to study with our scholarship programs for future teachers!

Our Facebook Live event might be the kick-start students need to begin their journey as a teacher in a NSW public school.

To join the event, register now on the teach.NSW Facebook event page! Facebook friends can also be invited to the event.

Register now! >>

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JobFeed 09 August 2017

Be quick! You have less than two weeks left to submit your application for the School Counsellor Sponsorship Program.

As an approved teacher you can get paid to study to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school. The department's School Counsellor Sponsorship Program will provide you with a full-time teacher salary while you study, and a guaranteed permanent position as a school counsellor upon successful completion of your studies.

The different programs are dependent on your current qualifications. Find out which one is right for you:

  1. Psychology sponsorship for teachers who have not completed a three-year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)approved psychology studies, but have completed a minimum of two first year level psychology units that form part of an APAC approved sequence of study, with credit.
  2. Rural school counsellor sponsorship for rural teachers who have completed a three-year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies.
  3. Metro school counsellor sponsorship for metro teachers who have completed a three-year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies.

Applications close on Friday 18 August 2017 so start your application today!

Find out more and apply today! >>

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JobFeed 02 August 2017

Teaching Principal opportunity - Weilmoringle Public School

An opportunity to demonstrate the strength of your leadership in a teaching principal role is currently offered at the unique Weilmoringle Public School. The school, with an enrolment of 14 students, is located in scenic far northern NSW. The area of Weilmoringle has a rich cultural history and holds major significance to Aboriginal people.

Part of the strongly supportive and collaborative Western Plains Network, the school also enjoys robust community support and has an active Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C) group. Staff members have access to formal and informal professional learning through the collegial network of the close-knit community of schools in the area.

The passionate staff at Weilmoringle is dedicated to shaping a vision of academic accomplishment for all students at the school, placing a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy success.

The school has an opening for a socially engaging, teaching principal who demonstrates exemplary communication and interpersonal skills, and who is ready to become part of this unique experience.

Weilmoringle Public School is an 8-point school and as such attracts additional incentives. The successful applicant may also be eligible to receive a one-off payment of $10,000 as part of the Rural and Remote Education recruitment strategy. Conditions apply.

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JobFeed 02 August 2017

Life as a rural casual teacher

The teach.NSW team spoke with Bonny Zacharia, who started her teaching career as a casual teacher at Broken Hill Public School and now has a permanent position at the school, to gain some insight into her experience.

Bonny had previously completed her university internship at Broken Hill Public School. She loved it so much that she stayed in Broken Hill and contacted the Principal to say she was available for casual work immediately. Bonny stayed with some teachers and friends she had met during her time there.

‘I notified the different schools in the area that I was available. It wasn’t long until I was being called in at least twice a week to work. As a beginning teacher I had a taste of teaching different year groups across several schools - it was a great way to get to know the town and the teaching community.’

After a month of casual teaching, Bonny was offered a Rural Area Relief (RAR) temporary position. A RAR teacher is assigned to schools daily to undertake short term relief duties.

‘I had been an RAR for a year and a temporary teacher for two years when I was offered a permanent classroom teacher role at Broken Hill Public School. It was such a privilege!’

Bonny was provided teacher housing in Broken Hill and has been receiving the 70% rental subsidy through the NSW Department of Education that applies to her location.

‘The rental subsidy is amazing. I moved into the teacher housing block when I was a temporary teacher and I’m still here. This allowed me to connect with other teachers in the area and create life-long friends. I love living and working in a rural community. Everyone looks out for one another and there is always time for a chat.’

Bonny’s advice to others considering rural teaching careers? ‘There is so much support from the teaching community, as many other teachers have also relocated. The need for teachers is greater in rural areas, so take the step and start out casually and a permanent role may become available.’

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Senior Advisor, Employment Events and Promotions, Clerk Grade 7/8

27 September 2017

Are you ready to join a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment?

A Senior Advisor role has become available in the Branding and Promotions area of Human Resources Directorate. In this role you will initiate, organise and evaluate a wide range of physical and digital promotional events and initiatives, whilst ensuring the successful operation of promotional projects and campaigns.

You will play a leading role in building strong relationships with key stakeholders in order to deliver innovative and effective campaigns and projects, designed to attract high quality staff to the NSW Department of Education.

If you are a strong advocate for NSW public education and are highly organised, creative and flexible, then we very much look forward to hearing from you. Alternatively, this may be a role that would suit someone you know - if so, please forward them this email!


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Final chance to apply!

20 September 2017

The teach.NSW team is excited to announce that the application closing date for the following scholarships, cadetships and internships has been extended until Monday, 25 September 2017.

The department offers a range of scholarships, cadetships and internships for current teachers seeking new career directions, talented HSC students seeking to undertake teacher education programs at university and talented university students considering their career options.

Scholarship recipients are financially supported whilst they study and are guaranteed a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school.

Apply today! >>

** There is a planned website outage being conducted this weekend starting at 6pm Friday 22 September until 8pm Sunday 24 September. The teach.NSW website will be closed during this time.

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STEM Scholarships - still time to apply

20 September 2017

It’s your lucky day! There is a new closing date for the 2018 STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics. You now have up to 8 December to apply.

A STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics is your chance to teach in a high demand subject. As an approved primary or secondary teacher, you could get financial assistance while you study to become a science or mathematics teacher and be guaranteed a permanent position in a NSW public school!

We spoke to science teacher Edwina, and asked her what she likes about teaching science.

“It’s a great career opportunity as you get to learn yourself about science concepts and new research that is happening and you also get so share that research with your students that could in turn encourage them to become scientists.”

STEM Scholarships give you:

  • $5000 per year (12 months) of study
  • $2500 study completion grant
  • a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school in an agreed location, on completion of studies.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Like Edwina, you can share the latest science research with future scientists.

Apply today! >>

To learn more about the programs, visit the STEM Scholarships webpage.

Don't forget to contact us if you have any questions at sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634.

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Director, Educational Leadership opportunities

13 September 2017

Are you a strategic and visionary leader? The 45 outstanding opportunities to contribute to the delivery of excellence in NSW public schools, as a Director, Educational Leadership, are currently being offered.

As Director, your engaging style will build trusting and supportive relationships that actively encourage the continuous improvement of principals. Your influence and guidance will ensure that the work of schools is evidence-based and responsive, and is led by principals that are high-performing and empowered.

You will manage high-level matters, providing prompt resolution of issues of educational, industrial, legal and political significance while effectively overseeing the strategic guidance of principals and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders.

Rick Seretis, Director Public Schools NSW – Nirimba Principal Network, shares his enthusiasm for the role:
“Becoming a Director Public Schools NSW has certainly been a highlight of my career. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role is the opportunity to work closely with Principals and school leadership teams, contributing to and sharing in their students' successes. It is extremely rewarding to be able to support the strong leadership that exists within our schools.”

Apply today! >>

Watch the video message from Murat Dizdar, Deputy Secretary, School Operations and Performance.

If you’re ready for your next career move, and are passionate about educational leadership and developing strong complementary alliances with leaders in schools, then we want to hear from you!

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Teacher spotlight: Eddie Woo

13 September 2017

We meet Eddie Woo and learn more about his passion for mathematics!

teach.NSW sat down with Eddie Woo, Head Teacher Mathematics at Cherrybrook Technology High School and the creator of the famous WooTube maths videos. We asked him for some insight both into mathematics teaching as a career and what it has been like rising to teacher fame.

Through his `Wootube’ tutorials and widespread media exposure, Eddie has become well known for his enthusiasm for mathematics and his ability to help students fall in love with the subject.

Eddie pointed to two different ‘ingredients’ that help students come to a ‘love and mastery of mathematics’. ‘Firstly, being passionate for your subject is obviously a big deal. When you stand at the front of the room, or beside a student, you are the lens through which the student perceives the subject. It is essential that you demonstrate the love you’ve acquired for your subject. What you convey to them often has an unconscious or subconscious impact.’

Eddie struggled with mathematics in high school and whilst he initially thought of this as a disadvantage it has actually become an asset.

‘I had to pour an enormous amount of effort and time into maths in high school which now means I can empathise with the students who are trying to fit together many abstract parts in their head.’

There are multiple aspects that Eddie loves about teaching mathematics but he enjoys maths most because it involves utilising perspective and perseverance.

‘In maths, a problem will very frequently reveal itself to you and you need to take time and patience to solve it. It’s the same with perspective because so much of maths is about looking at objects from different angles. I love that I get to help students develop skills that can be broadly applicable anywhere in their life.’

Eddie is a proud NSW public school teacher and since our first teach.NSW video profile in 2015 he has received increasing attention and accolades for the passion he demonstrates for teaching maths.

‘We don’t become teachers for any kind of fame, so it’s been bizarre to have people draw attention to something that I didn’t intend to get attention for. It has been really kind for people to respond the way they have, it’s been the icing on the cake actually.’

Eddie may be nonplussed by all the attention, but here at teach.NSW we are very proud of his accomplishments and growing stardom.

Approved teachers, visit our website to find out how you could get financial assistance while you study to become a science or mathematics teacher and be guaranteed a permanent position in a NSW public school.

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STEM Scholarships closing soon!

06 September 2017

Teach in a high demand area!

A STEM Scholarship for Science and Mathematics is your chance to teach in a high-demand subject area! Approved primary and secondary teachers, you could get financial assistance while you study to become a science or mathematics teacher and be guaranteed a permanent position in a NSW public school.

Research shows that more than half of the fastest growing occupations in Australia require science and mathematics. Your enthusiasm and motivation to teach in this specialist area will have rewarding benefits for you and for our future young leaders.

Aaron, a physics teacher, shares his enthusiasm for his subject choice:
“What I love about teaching physics specifically is that you get to develop skills in people that they're going to use in all forms of their life. That ability to think about a problem critically and thinking about how you’re going to solve it is invaluable …”

STEM Scholarships give you:

  • $5000 per year (12 months) of study
  • $2500 study completion grant
  • a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school in an agreed location, on completion of studies.

With only 80 scholarships to be awarded for studies commencing in 2018 and time running out to apply, be quick!

Apply today! >>

To learn more about the programs, visit the STEM Scholarships webpage.

Don't forget to contact us if you have any questions at sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634.

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Teacher Education Scholarships - less than 2 weeks left to apply!

06 September 2017

Time is running out for applications for our scholarship programs!

What's on offer?

  • Scholarships for current and future teachers.
  • Cadetships for HSC students.
  • Internships for university students.

Who can apply?

  • Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders considering teaching as a career.
  • Current teachers seeking new career directions.
  • Talented HSC students seeking to undertake teacher education programs at university.
  • Talented university students considering their career options.

Recipients can get paid to study and are offered permanent employment upon successful completion of the scholarship program requirements.

With less than two weeks to go, applicants must be quick! Scholarship programs close on Friday 15 September 2017.

Find out more! >>

Don't forget to contact us if you have any questions at scholarships@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 301 435.

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JobFeed 25 October 2017

Have you considered pursuing a career in science or mathematics teaching?

Here’s what Edwina Butler, Science teacher at Hillston Central School has to say about her career in science:

‘Science teaching is a wonderful career where you get to constantly learn about the way the world works! There’s amazing new research being conducted in science which is vital for our understanding of the future. It is this research that you can share with your students and hopefully inspire them to become scientists!’

Approved permanent, temporary and casual teachers, you could get financial assistance while you study to become a science or mathematics teacher and be guaranteed a permanent position in a NSW public school.

Up to 80 Science and Mathematics Scholarships are available for study commencing in 2018.

Apply now! >>

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JobFeed 25 October 2017

Teaching abroad with the International Teacher Exchange Program!

What if you had the opportunity to live and teach abroad? To experience another lifestyle, another culture and enhance your teaching skills in a completely new context?

The department’s International Teacher Exchange program offers successful candidates the opportunity to swap teaching positions and personal accommodation with a similarly placed overseas teacher for one year.

Kristen Smith took her family to the Maritimes (Eastern Canada) as part of the exchange program. She taught at a French immersion school for a year and said it was the most ‘invigorating and invaluable’ experience. ‘It took me by surprise how enormously rewarding the exchange was. I think I got as much out of it as the students did.’

‘The fact that the program was a year-long experience where I was able to participate in a full cycle of beginning, assessment, celebration, ending was also invaluable as it gave me a chance to bond with the school community, and they with me. Overall, it was enormously rewarding!’

If you’re interested in having your own exchange journey apply now for the department's International Teacher Exchange program!

Apply now! >>

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JobFeed 18 October 2017

Life as a Senior Education Officer

As Senior Education Officers in the Branding and Promotions team, we take great pride in promoting public education and helping others find their pathway into the teaching profession.

We are often on the road meeting current and future teachers, promoting scholarship opportunities, and discussing a career that we hold very close to our hearts.

By exploring and experiencing incredibly diverse locations across NSW we have learnt so much about what our state and our public education system have to offer. We have also been privy to the genuine passion and enthusiasm for the profession held by current and future teachers.

Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Forbes, Hillston, Dubbo, Hay, and Broken Hill are just a few of the wonderful locations we have explored this year, along with many parts of Greater Sydney. Our time in these areas was spent attending careers expos, visiting schools and universities to film and interview our current and future teachers in action, and attending Teach Meets to discuss the great programs that are on offer.

When we are not on the road we are busy working on a range of projects and initiatives to attract the best and brightest into teaching. These have included managing the Instagram account, running video conferences with schools all over NSW, hosting Facebook live events, managing a teacher Ambassadors program and contributing to Branding and Promotions’ rural and remote projects. We also write and develop web and media content for Jobfeed, teach.NSW News, the teach.NSW website and our social media platforms and work on the production of promotional video content.

It is a special privilege to be able to share our love for teaching and to hear from a diverse range of people about their admiration for this career. It’s safe to say that this SEO gig has been one rewarding and eye opening adventure!

 

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JobFeed 18 October 2017

Principal positions - Leadership and High Performance Directorate

Opportunities are now available for substantive Principals, former Principals and former Directors of the NSW Department of Education to establish professional relationships with principals to assist them in developing the mindsets and capabilities which result in organisational effectiveness and healthy, sustainable leadership practices.

  • Principal, Coach-Mentor (12 positions, 0.2 part time) – Job Reference Number 00005NIW
  • Principal, School Leadership (15 positions, full time) – Job Reference Number 00005NIX

These roles will require you to have exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrate resilience and possess the personal attributes to influence successful outcomes for schools and communities.

If you are passionate about what you do and take pride in delivering on excellence then this could be the role for you!

Contact Sarah Johnston, Customer Service Officer on 02 9244 5817 for any enquiries.

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JobFeed 11 October 2017

Don't miss out on the opportunity to work in one of the Schools of the Future!

Does working in a future-focussed school with flexible and technology-rich teaching spaces excite you?

The major redevelopment of Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School is underway and the department is seeking talented new and experienced teachers for the following positions:

  • Classroom teacher at Arthur Phillip High School x 1 position:

Subject/Teaching Area Codes: BST/COM/GEO/SOC/VRO

  • Classroom teacher Arthur Phillip High School x 2 positions:

Subject/Teaching Area Codes: HIM/HIS/SOC

  • Classroom teacher Parramatta Public School x 2 positions

These are outstanding opportunities to work in a technology-rich, flexible environment, with learning spaces that offer opportunities for innovation, collaboration and personalised and individualised learning.

Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School are situated in the progressive and rapidly expanding CBD of the city of Parramatta, bringing an exciting and dynamic energy to the schools.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to view additional information, including FAQs, contained on the Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School websites before submitting an application.

Subscribe today to receive email notifications for other permanent teaching positions at the Schools of the Future once they are available.

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JobFeed 11 October 2017

Working with Children Check - action required!

Do you have your Working with Children Check clearance? Time is running out!
To remain employed, or to be eligible to seek employment, in NSW public schools beyond 2017, you need to provide a valid Working with Children Check clearance to the department by 17 November 2017.

It is important to note that for teachers a valid WWCC clearance is also one of the mandatory requirements of accreditation with NESA - without a valid WWCC clearance, teachers will be ineligible for accreditation and no longer eligible to work as a teacher in any NSW school.

To complete the process, you need to:

  1. APPLY

Go to the Office of the Children’s Guardian website to submit your application online.

  1. CONFIRM

Go to the nearest Service NSW Centre with your application number to confirm your 100 point identification requirements and pay your fee ($80).

  1. SUBMIT

Once your WWCC clearance is received, submit your clearance number via the department’s ESS portal.

Should you require assistance in providing your WWCC clearance number to the department please contact our Probity team at wwcc@det.nsw.edu.au.

Apply today! >>

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JobFeed 04 October 2017

Inspire the next generation of STEM leaders!

Are you an approved teacher who thrives on challenges and who strives to keep learning and expanding your knowledge?

If so, consider retraining to become a Science or Mathematics teacher! Not only will you receive a permanent teaching position, you will help students develop the essential creative and critical thinking skills they require for our fast-changing global economy.

Applications for STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics are open until Friday, 8th December.

As a science or mathematics scholar, you will receive:

  • $5000 per year (12 months) of study
  • $300 general purpose allowance
  • up to eight days study leave per year of study
  • $2500 study completion grant
  • a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school in an agreed location on completion of studies.

Apply today! >>

Up to 80 STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics are available for study commencing in 2018.

Contact us if you have any questions at sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634.

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JobFeed 29 November 2017

STEM Scholarships closing soon!

Hurry, get your applications in for a STEM Scholarship in science or mathematics. There is still time, so apply now!

If you are an approved teacher, consider retraining to become a teacher in science or mathematics. On successful completion of studies you will gain a permanent teaching position in a highly rewarding area, helping students develop creative and critical thinking skills essential for a fast-changing world.

As a science or mathematics scholar, you will receive:

  • $5,000 per year of study
  • $300 general purpose allowance
  • up to eight days study leave per year of study
  • $2,500 study completion grant
  • a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school in an agreed location on completion of studies.

Apply now! >>

Up to 80 STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics are available for study commencing in 2018.

Contact us if you have any questions at sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634.

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JobFeed 29 November 2017

Hurry - applications are closing!

The department’s International Teacher Exchange program offers approved teachers the opportunity to live and teach abroad.

Successful candidates swap teaching positions with a similarly placed overseas teacher for one year and get the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a completely new context.

Exchange selection is a competitive process. Applicants will be considered on their merit with preference being given to teachers who:

  • have demonstrated exceptional teaching practice;
  • provide a strong recommendation from their principal around their professional and personal suitability for an exchange; and
  • have been highly recommended by their Director, Public Schools NSW.

Be quick, applications close Friday 8th of December 2017 so apply now for the department's International Teacher Exchange program!

Apply now! >>

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JobFeed 22 November 2017

Is this your next career move?

We have 35 exciting opportunities to lead and inspire in NSW public schools. Submit one application for multiple vacancies available across NSW.

The pivotal role of a principal in a NSW public school includes leading improvement, innovation and change, and developing and sustaining a supportive culture focused on continuous improvement of teaching practice.

“We are looking for leaders who can step into these roles and hit the ground running, people who have demonstrated experience in leading and improving the practice of others, and the outcomes of students. We need people who bring the right mindset, capabilities and knowledge to continue to grow our leadership capability and our impact on student outcomes.” - Murat Dizdar, Deputy Secretary, School Operations and Performance

If you’re ready for your next career move and are passionate about improving the outcomes of students in NSW public schools then we want to hear from you! Please also forward this on to anyone you think might be interested.

Applications close: 26 November 2017

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JobFeed 22 November 2017

Teach and make Mendooran your home!

If you’ve been looking for a great place to make your career move, the NSW rural township of Mendooran offers the benefits of relaxation and space coupled with all the amenities you could need.

To the north-east of the dynamic growth centre of Dubbo, Mendooran has great access to health, sporting, recreation and community facilities.

Teach at a local school where you’ll make a difference delivering quality education while enhancing your career!

“The thing I like most about our school community is the warmth, the friendliness, the support and the inclusivity. Mendooran Central School is an integral part of the Mendooran community and I’m extremely proud of it.” Julie Waters, Principal, Mendooran Central School.

Discover the incentives and benefits available to you for Mendooran and other great NSW rural and remote destinations, and hear from people who have made the move already by viewing our new destination profiles .

Mendooran - how far can teach.Rural take you?

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JobFeed 15 November 2017

Exciting opportunities to lead and inspire in NSW public school principal positions are currently on offer. Submit one application for multiple vacancies available across NSW.

As Principal, you will build understanding and capability through exemplary leadership practices and improving the practice of others, and the outcomes of students.

Your ability to lead improvement, innovation and change will ensure that staff are high-performing and empowered with a focus on continuing improvement in teaching practice.

The role requires you to be a skilled communicator who can articulate the direction, values and priorities of the school, developing and nurturing connections with staff and families.

If you’re ready for your next career move and are passionate about improving the outcomes of students in NSW public schools then we want to hear from you!

Applications close: 26 November 2017

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JobFeed 15 November 2017

Choose rural – choose Murrumbidgee

Take the next step in your teaching career and make the move to Murrumbidgee, a NSW rural destination in the beautiful Riverina.

Share your professional skills while enhancing your career at a local school where a supportive learning environment is enhanced by evolving technologies and underpinned by innovative and effective teaching practices.

Imagine saving on commuting and spending the time more enjoyably with friends and family as you relax in stunning natural surroundings.

“Whether you have older children, younger children, no children, grandchildren, there’s something out here for everyone.”

Kerrie-Lea, Head Teacher at Coleambally Central School.

Discover the incentives and benefits available to you in Murrumbidgee and other great NSW rural and remote destinations by viewing our new destination profiles, and hear from people who have made the move already.

Murrumbidgee - how far can teach.Rural take you?

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JobFeed 08 November 2017

Choose rural – choose Moree

Make a real difference and help shape the future of tomorrow’s generation in rural and remote NSW, like the strong and vibrant community of Moree. Enhance your career in a NSW public school while you receive a range of great incentives and benefits.

The Moree area is famous for its thermal spas and impeccably restored art deco heritage. You’ll love working in this beautiful place with its friendly, caring community and excellent facilities.

Discover the incentives and benefits available to you in Moree and other great NSW rural and remote destinations by viewing our new destination profiles, and hear from people who have made the move already.

Moree - how far can teach.Rural take you?

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JobFeed 08 November 2017

Teach abroad with the International Teacher Exchange program!

What if you had the opportunity to live and teach abroad? To experience another lifestyle, another culture and enhance your teaching skills in a completely new context?

The department’s International Teacher Exchange program offers successful candidates the opportunity to swap teaching positions with a similarly placed overseas teacher for one year.

Exchange selection is a competitive process. Applicants will be considered on their merit with preference being given to teachers who:

  • have demonstrated exceptional teaching practice;
  • provide a strong recommendation from their principal around their professional and personal suitability for an exchange; and
  • have been highly recommended by their Director, Public Schools NSW.

If you’re interested in having your own exchange journey apply now for the department's International Teacher Exchange program!

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JobFeed 01 November 2017

Choose rural

Rural and remote NSW has so much to offer, including great schools where you could enhance your career, receive a range of incentives and benefits and make a real difference.

For example, have you ever considered living and working in Australia’s first heritage-listed city, Broken Hill? This vibrant and culturally rich city has so much to offer in the way of schools and lifestyle. With its welcoming community of teachers, you’ll feel right at home in no time.

Discover the incentives and benefits available and more about Broken Hill and other great rural and remote destinations in NSW and hear from people who have made the move already by viewing our new destination profiles.

Find out how far teach.Rural can take you!

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JobFeed 01 November 2017

Meet Samantha

'I always wanted to be a teacher. I love getting to know the students and seeing those light bulb moments!' says Samantha Rodgers, Mathematics Teacher at Dapto High School.

Samantha was a recipient of a NSW Department of Education scholarship to teach mathematics and insists that this has led to her having a fantastic career.

'I enjoy the challenge of making maths engaging for all of my students. I think it's fantastic that I can draw on so many different resources and methods of teaching that I wouldn't necessarily be able to use in other subject areas.'

Are you looking to retrain in science or mathematics? If you are an approved permanent, temporary or casual teacher, you could get financial assistance while you study to retrain in the area of science or mathematics and be guaranteed a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school.

Samantha's advice to anyone considering applying for a scholarship is that 'applying is not something you would regret, it would be missing the opportunity that would be a regret.'

Up to 80 Science and Mathematics Scholarships are available for study commencing in 2018.

Don't miss the opportunity – applications close 8th December!

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JobFeed 06 December 2017

Make your move to the Edward River area

On Thursday last week, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes announced the new rural and remote incentives and programs that will be rolled out over the next two years. Temporary and permanent teachers as well as executive staff could be eligible for new financial incentives at over 150 schools.

The Edward River area of NSW is one of the many beautiful regional areas in which the benefits may apply. Located in the south-west Riverina region of NSW, the Edward River area offers a relaxed lifestyle within a beautiful natural environment, and schools with the latest technology and resources.

'What we like most about living here is the lifestyle itself. It’s very laid back with friendly locals. When friends come to visit we usually take them to see the Deni Ute Muster, the Riverwalk, take a houseboat or go fishing on the river.'Jim, member of the community.

Explore teach.Rural today! >>

Discover the incentives and benefits available to you in the Edward River area and other great NSW rural and remote destinations by viewing our new destination profiles, and hear from people who have made the move already.

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JobFeed 06 December 2017

International Teacher Exchange is closing!

The department’s International Teacher Exchange program offers approved teachers the opportunity to live and teach abroad.

Successful candidates swap teaching positions with a similarly placed overseas teacher for one year and get the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a completely new context.

Exchange selection is a competitive process. Applicants will be considered on their merit with preference being given to teachers who:

  • have demonstrated exceptional teaching practice;
  • provide a strong recommendation from their principal around their professional and personal suitability for an exchange; and
  • have been highly recommended by their Director, Public Schools NSW.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER 2017

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